Gregg Popovich was furious Thursday night following the Chicago Bulls’ 95-91 win against the visiting San Antonio Spurs.
Pop accused his team of going “through the motions” in their first road loss of the season after a 13-0 start.
Dwyane Wade led the Bulls with 20 points.
Bulls hand the Spurs their first road loss of the season with a 95-91 win. D-Wade had 20/5/5 for Chicago. pic.twitter.com/b4d6EgLAIh
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Per the AP:
San Antonio fell one win shy of matching the NBA’s best road start set by the Golden State Warriors last season. The Spurs cut an 18-point deficit midway through the third quarter to four in the closing minutes, only to come up short.
“Streaks are a good sign when they’re positive and they’re a bad sign when they’re negative, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t give you anything else,” said Pau Gasol, the former Bull.
“Our opponents have outplayed us physically and execute-wise in most first halves for most of the season, and somehow we pull it together in the second half and play harder and smarter than we did in the first half,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “We got it to four, then some execution mistakes. That’s the disappointing part, that we’re not a very consistent team and we haven’t learned as a group the game is 48 minutes.”