It was an odd postgame scene Tuesday night as the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 126-124 win over the Phoenix Suns on a buzzer-beater by Rudy Gay.
Most teams would relish a win in the NBA over any opponent on any night, knowing that there will just be some night you are not going to play your best basketball.
Instead of feeling good about the win, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was not only upset with his team, it sounded like if he could - he'd give the win back to the Suns.
His postgame comments were downright bizarre for a coach that should be happy seeing his team get to 30-22 (good for 6th in the Western Conference).
Talking for all of 30 seconds, Popovich said that the Suns, who got a game-high 38 points from Devin Booker, were 'robbed' in the game won by San Antonio.
“We were really fortunate to win the game,” Popovich said.
“I thought that they outplayed us, outcoached us, out-physicaled us, out-executed us. We had no respect for them or for the game. We didn’t play with each other. It was a pathetic performance, and Phoenix got robbed.”
And just that like, without taking another question, the future Hall of Fame coach walked back into the locker room.
Granted that the Spurs win came over a Suns team sitting at 11-42, and had lost their previous four games by an average of 23 points, but it was an interesting scene to say the least as Popovich gave his short but sweet comments.
“It’s a win,” Gay said, feeding off of what his coach stated to the media.
“I’m not happy about how it happened, but we got a win. That’s part of being a good team — you’ve got to find ways to get wins.”
Here's video of Popovich's quick comments following the win.