Gregg Popovich Not Satisfied After San Antonio Spurs Drop Detroit Pistons

February 9th, 2011 by Keff Ciardello Leave a reply »
The only six NBA teams to win at least 43 of their first 53 games have all ended up winning the NBA Finals. The Spurs hope to become the seventh, improving their league-leading record to 43-8 with their 100-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Despite leading the Western Conference by seven games, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich isn't buying into to the hype created by his team's fast start.

"There are teams playing better than we are," Popovich said after the game. "Just because we have the best record doesn’t mean we are the best team. To be what we have to be we to be better defensively."

Popovich sees teams like the Boston Celtics and their four All-Stars, who are right behind the Spurs with a 38-13 record to lead the East, and understands that beating weak teams, like the Pistons, doesn't mean you can beat the elites, like the Celtics, that it will take to win a championship.

Six Spurs scored in double digits, but their tough interior and smart perimeter defense in the second half led them to victory. The Pistons only scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and did not pull ahead of the Spurs in the last 12 minutes after a s ...

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