Popovich questions Spurs’ commitment to defense

6 days ago San Antonio Express-News

Given how poorly the Spurs have fared on defense lately, soft might count as an improvement. Over that six-game stretch, the Spurs have been the worst defense in the NBA, allowing 124.2 points per 100 possessions. The 27-year-old Austrian missed the Spurs’ game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday while nursing a sore knee. With a gaping hole in the middle of the Spurs’ defense, the Lakers ran away with a 129-93 victory that by far ranks as the most lopsided in season full of bad losses. It is the place he first hopes to make his NBA mark, and his view of the Spurs’ porous defense carries weight.
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