Rudy Gay hit a pull-up jumper at the buzzer to give the Spurs a dramatic 126-124 win Tuesday night, but Gregg Popovich was not particularly impressed.
Popovich, in fact, was furious with San Antonio’s effort against the visiting Phoenix Suns.
“It was a pathetic performance and Phoenix got robbed.” — Pop pic.twitter.com/os1KCXGGVR
— Evan Closky (@EvanClosky) January 30, 2019
Pop said his team “had no respect for them or the game” during a 27-second postgame interview.
"Phoenix got robbed." The buzzer-beating jumper Rudy Gay made to lift the Spurs on Tuesday temporarily had Gregg Popovich sounding like a Suns fan. https://t.co/UYCCiObCWz
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) January 30, 2019
Per The Express-News:
“I’m not happy about how it happened, but we got a win,” Gay said. “That’s part of being a good team, finding a way to get a win.”
Afterward, Popovich poured cold water over the celebration, believing the game never should have come down to Gay’s heroics. He took no questions from reporters after the game, offering only a short statement that concluded with an indictment of his team’s approach.
“We had no respect for them or the game,” Popovich said. “It was a pathetic performance. Phoenix got robbed.”