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.
OHHH SNAP RT @ThaNardDawg: Popovich just walked up to McHale at halfcourt and chewed him out. Crowd that saw it went nuts.— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) December 1, 2013
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.