Gregg Popovich Will Not Stand for Kevin McHale Walking in Front of Tim Duncan

David MurphyFeatured ColumnistNovember 30, 2013

NBA

There was a moment during Saturday night’s game between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets when the unthinkable happened.  It was shortly before a half of basketball in which San Antonio had been down by as much as 23 points.

The Rockets' Kevin McHale may have thought he was being cute by cutting in front of Tim Duncan right before an inbounds pass, but it sure lit a fire under the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich

Popovich chewed out the ref after the incident, drawing a technical foul. When he came back out after the half, he was still all fired up.

Did Coach Pop's outburst have an effect on his team?

The Spurs had taken the lead by the end of the third quarter—draw your own conclusions. The Rockets wound up winning the game, 112-106, but regardless of the outcome, this was classic Gregg Popovich.