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For Bertans, being a part of that defensive effort gave him more pleasure than his sharpshooting. “One of the first things (Popovich) ever told me was that I can play in the NBA with offense, but I am going to play on this team with defense,” Bertans said. “From day one, it’s about defense.”
“I am not feeling good after the game if I know I was a liability on defense,” Bertans said. “That pushes me. I’ve had coaches yell at me my whole career. That doesn’t bother me. But I don’t want to be responsible for the team’s bad defensive performance.”
DeMar DeRozan is expected to return Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers after a one-game absence due to a sore left ankle, and Spurs forward Davis Bertans couldn’t be happier. “I’ve gotten a lot of help this year from DeMar,” Bertans said in a nod to DeRozan’s playmaking skills. “He’s assisted on plenty of my three-point shots.”
This week, the Thursday night cable ratings returned to their normal order, with the NBA back on top. The TNT broadcast of the LA Lakers playing the Oklahoma City Thunder received a 0.8 in adults 18-49, which was up two-tenths from the previous week’s game, in which the Thunder played the San Antonio Spurs.
Tom Orsborn: As expected, DeMar DeRozan is listed as probable for Sunday vs. the Clippers after missing Friday’s win at Minnesota with a sore left ankle. DeRozan said afterward that “without a doubt” he would return Sunday. Walker, Eubanks, Moore and Metu are all out on G League assignments.