Quote of the Day: “I want some nasty”

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The best part of this Gregg Popovich in-game pep talk to his team is really the way he snarls that last line.

He started the speech (before that video clip above) with the line “Are we having fun yet?” His Spurs were down 9 going into the fourth and he hadn’t seen the fight from them that had won 18 in a row yet. He was about to, in part because he went small (more in part because Scott Brooks matched him and left his best defenders in Thabo Sefolosha and Serge Ibaka on the bench for most of the fourth).

After that talk, the Spurs hung 37 on OKC in the fourth and took a 1-0 series lead.