Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 2/27/13
“I think overall we made a lot of mental errors,” said San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich after his number-one seeded Spurs fell to the team that ranked last in the Western Conference coming into Wednesday, the Phoenix Suns, 105-101 in overtime. Popovich said one of the Spurs’ biggest mental collapses came with 3.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Then, the Spurs held a slim 100-97 lead over the Suns. With no timeouts, Jermaine O’Neal threw the ball to half court and found an open Wesley Johnson for the game-tying 3-pointer that sent the two teams into overtime. “That cost us the game,” said Popovich after. In overtime, the Spurs went cold as they shot 0-10 and their offense was discombobulated. The final statement was a turnover to the end the game as Phoenix held the Spurs to just one point in overtime.  “They played well. You have to give Phoenix credit. They deserved to win the basketball game. I thought that they were the more aggressive team and the...
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