Golden State Warriors Rumors
Just as he did in Game 3, Ettore Messina will fill in for Popovich for Game 4. The Spurs trail the Warriors 3-0 in the best-of-seven series. “I think, of course, that it’s a tough situation,” Messina said Saturday. “But the first thing is to free our minds and realize that if you watch the of the last game, we had more points in the paint. We had more free throws. We won the boards.
Gregg Popovich will not coach the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday for Game 4 of their first-round playoff series with the Golden State Warriors, the team announced. Popovich also did not coach Game 3 on Thursday after his wife, Erin, died Wednesday. A source told ESPN that the Spurs haven’t even addressed internally when Popovich might return.
Logan Murdock: Anthony Davis to @NBAonTNT on potentially playing the Warriors in the second round: “I’ll love it. In my first time going to the playoffs, they swept us. So I will love to have that matchup again, especially the way we’re playing.”
Tom Orsborn: Asked if he can remember a shooting stretch as bad as the one the Spurs are experiencing against the Warriors, Manu joked, “It’s hard to tell. I’m 40. My memory is not working that well now. I’m starting to lose it.”
Scott Kushner: Alvin Gentry said this team goes out to dinner as a whole roster as much as any he’s ever been around, and compared their closeness to Golden State. He credited Rondo and AD for organizing much of it.