Well Spurs played tough but still they came up short. That was a tough b2b.
First Spurs played well however Portland played with a chip on their shoulder vs Spurs which they get up for. Second it was their home opener so Naturally Portland played their hearts out.
Tough loss. But Spurs learned a lot from that.
Biggest lesson was Spurs have HOLES in their DEFENSE that needs patching especially in the second half of that game.
“I asked them if it wasn't too much trouble, if I wasn't being too pushy, if they could execute what we were trying to do. And if it didn't make them too angry, if they also wanted to play some defense on the other end, that would be great.”