The Spurs' season came to a close on Saturday night as San Antonio lost to the Denver Nuggets 90-86 in Game 7 of the NBA Playoffs. The Spurs trailed by double-digits through most of the game, but narrowed the gap in the final minutes of the game. With the clock ticking in the final minute, the Spurs allowed time to go down instead of fouling.
After the game, Head Coach Gregg Popovich addressed questions about the end of the game, as well as the series and season:
On why the LaMarcus Aldridge didn't foul with the clock ticking down as the Nuggets ran down the clock. The coaches were yelling to the team to foul, but nothing happened: "Well obviously he didn't hear anybody, cause he didn't foul."
What contributed to poor shooting: "You never know the answer to a question like that. It's always both."
Overall thoughts on the season, with a group of new guys: "The did a good job. I think they hung together real well. You know they just played the 2nd seed. They played 11 times and it's 5 and 6. So they've done well for themselves, having never played with each other a minute before this season and some of the young kids that developed in the D League came up and did a good job during the season. I think they were really quick to learn a new system and learn about each other as the season progressed, so I think they did a really good job. It's always disappointing to lose, but you have to congratulate the Nuggets."