San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is known worldwide for his generally terse and dry answers in interviews. For example:
Q: “How do you think your starters responded to the change in lineup from Oklahoma City?” Gregg Popovich: “Fine.” Pop’s back to normal.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 26, 2014
But following the Spurs’ 106-97 loss in Game 3, Popovich had a little fun at the expense of the Thunder’s injury report. When asked about guard Manu Ginobili’s injury status following the game, Pop made a reference to the initially grim injury report on Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.
“He’ll be fine. … Or, he’s out for the rest of the playoffs,” Popovich said. “You still got to have some fun even if you lose. Come on, it’s basketball. Make sure (Thunder general manager) Sammy (Presti) gets that.”