SAN ANTONIO – The coach of the winning team usually does not complain about the fate of rejections, but that's what Greg Popovich did after San Antonio walked around Phoenix 126-124 on Tuesday, saying Suns were "robbed" until only a few minutes ago, Rudy Gay broke through a bell to lift the spurs to 30-22, Popovich turned to the media for 27 seconds and used them to tear up his team before he left.
"We were really happy to win the game," Popovic said. "I thought they took over us, pulled us out, they left us physically, executed us We had no respect for them or the game We did not play with each other It was a pitiful idea and Phoenix was robbed
A leader with 7 4: 44 left to play, the Spurs triumphed the ball down three times as Phoenix turned miscues into points Devin Booker steals Marko Bellinelli with the other 1
only 47.8% in the fourth quarter, while the Sun is connected to 15 of 21, led by Jamal Crawford, who scored 9 out of 33 points in the last frame in Phoenix. -19 shooting
"This was again a heartbreaking loss," said Coaches Igor Kokoskov.
LaMarcus Aldridge heads 29 points but Rudy Gay closes Spurs victory with buzzing beating with a bell.
Gay starts his winner in the game with only a 3-point line on the left wing. with the guard of Kelly Ore Jr. The entire Spurs team has released Gay on the floor in honor after the shot, but this joy will soon disappear when Popovic turns to the team minutes later in the dressing room. "Everyone was small, so I was just trying to get a Good shot," Gay said. "I knew they would probably jump on the screen, so I let LA [LaMarcus Aldridge] get away and try to get the shot, it's a win, I'm not happy with what happened, that's part of being a good team You have to find ways to win. "
San Antonio now takes eight games over the .500 for the first time throughout the season, but defense issues have just emerged." We just are not as physical as we were when we were really playing well, "said guard Derrick White." We have moments in which we do the right things, but we have not been in "
This led to many moments of disappointment by Popovich During the victory of team 132-119 against Washington Wizards on Sunday Popovic called for a wait only 16 seconds in the game, marking the fastest time-out,
Popovic called for a wait last season of only 14 seconds to compete against Cleveland Cavaliers.
When Popovic called for a quick exit against Wizards, he was trying to teach a lesson on "professionalism" ", he said.
"I often tell them things like if you are a plumber and you go to someone's house and you do not do the job or you do not hit it, they do not call you again," Popovich said before the match Tuesday. "This is your job and you are responsible to him. Not just to do your job, but you also have a responsibility to your teammates. There is a plan to play and there are changes that are made during the game and everyone has it. It's professionalism and you learn that while you keep growing in any job you work, boys, and whatever the profession. "So I think sometimes I do something dramatic like a quick wait or a little anger that you can not do anything just helps them to focus more and understand that it's important." Obviously, Popovich continues to teach after the narrow success on Tuesday with his fiery commentary on the last game. "This was not our best game and we did not perform well. "Stretching," said Aldridge, who led the Spurs with 22 points. "But we lost some games we had to win. This is one that we have escaped from a bullet and we have a victory. "