During his long tenure as Spurs coach, Pope had some of the funniest interactions with the media. His outspokenness gave the media and fans a signature moment. He added to his collection Monday ahead of a road game against the Eastern Conference’s hottest team.
“I don’t have anything new to stop them. Don’t tell anyone I said that because I should know something,” Popovich said.
Brooklyn (24-12) has won 18 of its past 21 games and is second in the East. Meanwhile, the Spurs (12-24) are the second-to-last team in the Western Conference.they just lost to dallas mavericks Their last game was 126-125, their sixth loss in the last eight games.
Before facing Luka Doncic’s team, Pop joked that they would try to keep the MVP candidate under 50 points. Interestingly, the Slovenian star scored 51 points against San Antonio, winning by one point.
“50 is going to be our goal. We’re keeping Luca under 50. Quote,” Pope joked.
The Brooklyn Nets’ recent success could build a huge advantage in the playoffs
At the start of the new season, many are counting on brooklyn nets continue their struggle. However, they have passed their difficult phase after many problems greeted their start. Now, once the playoffs start in mid-April, they’ve moved up to second place, putting them at a huge advantage.
Brooklyn, also 24-12 last season (Jan. 5), pushed it to 29-16 before Durant was sidelined with a knee injury. That sparked a 3-17 slump, which ended as a playing team after dropping to the seventh seed with a 48-24 record. Brooklyn was swept by the eventual Eastern Conference champions, boston celticsin the first round of the playoffs.
The Nets were 23-13 on March 1, 2021 (season start delayed due to COVID-19) and pushed that mark to 28-13. They finished second in the East 48-24 but lost Game 7 at home to the Milwaukee Bucks 115-111.Milwaukee keeps winning finals that season.
Under the leadership of Jacque Vaughn, the Nets performed well. They take a more balanced approach to the game, which makes it a terrible matchup for most teams. Brooklyn’s shooting has also been solid. They’re currently No. 1 in field goal percentage at 51.2, which means they’ve gotten smarter offensively.
There’s a lot to like about the Nets’ season. More positive things could give them an edge in the playoffs as the season progresses. The way Brooklyn plays out, it could end the season as the biggest threat in the East.