SAN ANTONIO – The winning team's coach does not usually complain about the fate of the outcasts, but Gregg Popovich did so after San Antonio defeated Phoenix 126-124 on Tuesday night and said the suns had been "robbed". While his spurs put together "a pathetic performance".
Just minutes after Rudy Gay had drilled a summer bat to raise the Spurs record to 30-22, Popovich turned to the media for 27 seconds and used them all to rip his team before leaving without to ask any questions.
"We were really lucky to win the game," said Popovich. "I thought they were trumping us, outflanking us, trumping us, trumping us, we did not respect them, we did not play with each other, we did not play together, it was a pathetic achievement, and Phoenix was robbed." 1
With a 7 point lead and a 4:44 lead, the Spurs have turned the ball three times down the track, with Phoenix turning the mistakes into points. Devin Booker's steal on Marco Belinelli with 19.6 remaining ticks led to a Josh Jackson Dunk who set the result at 124. Overall, San Antonio posted six sales in the fourth quarter, earning Phoenix 10 points.
The Spurs also shot only 47.8 percent in the fourth quarter, while the Suns joined 15 of 21 shots, led by Jamal Crawford, who scored 9 out of 33 in the final frame. In the meantime, Booker scored 32 points in 11 out of 15 games.
"It was another heartbreaking loss," said Sun coach Igor Kokoskov.
Gay kicked off his game winner from the 3-point left-wing line with Kelly Oubre Jr. guarding expired. The entire Spurs team solemnly murmured Gay on the floor after the shot, but the excitement eased as Popovich turned to the team a few minutes later in the locker room.
"They were all small, so I just tried to get something good shot down," said Gay. "I knew they would probably jump across the screen, so I released LA [LaMarcus Aldridge] and tried to throw a shot, it's a win, I'm not happy with how it happened, but we won the victory It's part of a good team and you have to find ways to make a profit. "
San Antonio now has eight games over .500 for the first time in the season. 19659008] play 1:35
LaMarcus Aldridge leads the charge early with 29 points, but Rudy Gay finishes the Spurs' victory with a buzzing racket.