Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says star foward Kawhi Leonard’s status for Thursday’s Game 6 against the Rockets won’t be decided until the last possible moment.
We’re going to take as much time as possible to see what he feels like, see what I see and then make a decision, Popovich told reporters (via ESPN.com) at Thursday’s shootaround in Houston.
The Spurs lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2.
Put the Grizzlies coach’s quotes from a tirade about the disparity in foul calls between his team and the Spurs during Game 2 right up there with the late great Dennis Green’s They are who we thought they were, Jim Mora’s Playoffs? and Mike Gundy’s I’m a man. I’m 40.
It actually might have more staying power, especially among the advanced stats and analytics crowd.
Popovich visited a wine bar called McEwen’s last Friday, the day before his team lost to the Grizzlies in Game 4 of the opening round playoff series. While restaurant owner Berte Smith wouldn’t verify to the San Antonio Express-News that Popovich had dined at the establishment recently, he did confirm the coach has been in our restaurant in the past multiple times.
Turning point: The Grizzlies took a four-point lead into the locker room at halftime, and they had no plans of giving it up when they came out for the third quarter. They started the third on an 8-0 run and won the quarter 31-17. The Spurs looked a bit sluggish, and no one stopped the bleeding, not even star forward Kawhi Leonard. The MVP candidate Cheap Jordan Jerseys For Sale needed to take over at that point in the game, but he finished with only 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting after averaging 25.5 points on 17.7 field-goal attempts per game in the regular season.