In a night that the Spurs won their 6th game in a row, the celebration was not centered on the players. No, the players celebrated the 66th birthday of their head coach, Gregg Popovich after the game.
“He doesn’t like it (celebration); you’re going to get me in trouble,” PG Tony Parker said. “We sang for him, but yeah, he hates it. Yeah, it was after the game, the whole team sang to him.”
Parker sang during the game as well and helped the Spurs past a sluggish third quarter, scoring 17 points to get the Spurs past the Charlotte Hornets in a 95-86 victory.
“We went through a little dry spell in the third quarter,” Guard Danny Green said. “It seemed like there was a lid on the basket, but we kept moving, kept finding each other, and kept penetrating. Our defense is what kept us in the lead.”
The Spurs opponent talent level increases significantly as they prepare to host the Los Angeles Clippers this Saturday at 8. The Clippers are coming off a 94-89 victory over the Utah Jazz.