Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/12

The San Antonio Spurs had their work cut out for them from the start before taking on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. The Spurs are particularly thin these days, with forwards Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson both nursing injuries. Given that they were missing some key players against one of the best teams in the Western Conference, you could argue that a 92-87 loss is a moral victory. Just don’t say it to Gregg Popovich. “I thought for a portion of that game we were an embarrassment,” Popovich said after the loss according to Spurs Nation. The Spurs went 3-for-8 from the floor and were outscored 29-14 in the second quarter. They also turned the ball over seven times during that stretch, which is likely what Popovich was embarrassed by. San Antonio had been leading by as much as 10 before that run, but L.A. took a five-point lead into halftime and held onto to it the remainder of the way. Pop hates losing almost as much as he hates doing interviews with sideline reporters during a game, so it’s not surprising to see him heated after a loss that many saw coming. Excuses don’t fly in San Antonio. Photo credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

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