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To stretch an analogy about as far as it can go, Gregg Popovich might as well have been my car’s trunk and Erik Spoelstra was a bag full of my dress shirts for 47 1/2 minutes in Game 6 — because Popovich took Spoelstra to the cleaners.
Thanks, I’ll be here all week.
If you’re still reading — nobody would blame you for leaving after that opening — there is little dispute that Popovich is the best coach in the NBA, and arguably the most accomplished person currently coaching in any of the four major professional sports. It’s not just his ability to wring championships and conference titles out of the likes of Malik Rose and Gary Neal. There is also his somewhat shady past involving something with Air Force intelligence that tends to mute any harsh criticism, lest the critic end up curiously never being heard from again.
Up until the last half-minute of the fourth quarter in Miami’s 103-100 overtime win in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, Popovich had thoroughly outcoached Spoelstr...
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Gregg Popovich with another epic post game interview after the Spurs lost Game 6 to the Heat in OT on Tuesday night. When asked how to prepare for the decisive Game 7, Pop answered: “I get ‘em on the bus and it arrives on the ramp over here, we get off the bus and we go on the court and we play. That’s how we get ready.”
This might be one of the greatest responses to the question of “how do you get your team into a game 7″ in the history of sports. The delivery was absolutely perfect, nice work Gregg Popovich.
Ghosts of NBA Finals Past: Manu Ginobili returns to top form in Game 5
Manu Ginobili’s career will be defined by winning.
He has the chance to the greatest international player of all time…who doesn’t start for his NBA team.
That’s why it was only fitting, that the player who is most known for coming off the bench, would find himself in the starting line-up for the biggest...
TOUGH ONE TO SWALLOW
After blowing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and losing in overtime, Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili didn't mince words when explaining how it felt, saying, "I'm devastated."
Gregg Popovich is prejudiced against bad rappers and people who heckle him.
That is the claim by Freezy, manager for rap artist Flo Rida, in a radio interview prior to Game 6 on Tuesday. Freezy and his Miami-based client have been banned from the last two games of the NBA Finals, the manager said, in what he declared was “an act of discrimination.”
“This is an act of discrimination...
Manu Ginobili wasn’t able to carry over his strong play from the Spurs’ Game 5 win (24 points, 10 assists) into Game 6 Tuesday night. In his second straight start, Ginobili scored just 9 points, had 8 (game-high) of the team’s 13 turnovers and called the 103-100 OT loss devastating.
According to TheStar.com:
“I have no clue how we’re going to be re-energized,” said Ginobili...
Gregg Popovich is one of the grumpiest coaches in the NBA. The guy gives reporters a difficult time, hardly shows positive emotion, and he definitely is never happy. But that all changed after Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Even though his San Antonio Spurs fell to the Miami Heat 95-88, Pop had [...]
One of the lingering questions from game six of the 2013 NBA Finals was the Spurs decision to not foul Ray Allen on his game-tying three point attempt before the end of regulation.
As you might figure, a reporter asked Gregg Popovich that question and Pop didn’t disappoint with a very “Pop-Like” answer:
Never Change, Gregg Popovich!
One more defensive rebound, and the Spurs would have been spraying champagne.
One more board, one measly Heat miss corralled by the Spurs in the final 23 seconds of regulation, and the NBA Finals are over. Forget a Game 7, forget LeBron James’ headband, forget Manu Ginobili laying a gigantic egg for the umpteenth time in the series. It should be over. Tim Duncan should be passionlessly...
(Eds: Changes photo links. With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist The sly smile on Erik Spoelstra's lips said it all. If only this once, the Miami coach couldn't wait to field questions.
This was just minutes after a magical Game 6, when the memories of how his Heat defied the longest of odds to steal a win in overtime were still fresh: Down five points with just...
Did you miss any of what the San Antonio Spurs or Miami Heat had to say after their Game 5 clash? Well if you did, you are in luck. Our friends over at News 4 San Antonio have you covered.
Here is what Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Coach Popovich and Spoelstra had to say about Game 5 before the scene shifts to Miami for Game 6 tomorrow.
Deep in the heart of Texas people tend to overlook the San Antonio Spurs. This might not be happening right now since they are playing in the NBA Finals, but more often than not fans forget about how great the Spurs have been in the past two decades.
David Robinson came to the team in 1989 and that draft pick proved to be a catalyst that started the Spurs winning ways. The team...
How will the Spurs bounce back?
That is the question that will linger during the winner-take-all Game 7 vs. the Heat on Thursday. Less than 48 hours after suffering a heartbreaking overtime loss, San Antonio must regroup -- and quickly.
The Spurs are still probably replaying this moment in their heads.
But from the looking at this footage, it appears this loss didn't sit well...
Distant history tells us that the Spurs won’t recover from their Game Six loss.
June 7, 1978.
35 years and 13 days separate the Spurs from the last team to win Game Seven on the road. The 1978 Washington Bullets overcame the Seattle Supersonics in a strange anticlimax to a great series. It wasn’t a game decided by the stars, as both teams’ leading scorers fouled out and watched...