Pop satisfied with the performance in Mexico: “We feel very comfortable”

Playing ‘local’ at the Arena Ciudad de México was not the momentum that the San Antonio Spurs needed to win and after a close game in their first three quarters, the Texan team tied their second consecutive defeat by falling 101-111 against Miami The Heat dropped to 3-7 over their last 10 games and remained at the bottom of the Western Conference (9-20; .310).

Despite the defeat, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was satisfied with his team’s defensive performance and considered that the silver and black team enjoyed their brief stay in Mexico.

“I think the people here received the NBA very well, I think my players enjoyed the atmosphere, I’m sure they did. We feel very comfortable,” he said. “It was very impressive for me, a great job was done,” he added.

Before the tip-off, the Heat coach, Erik Spoelstra, mentioned that one of the keys to the game would be possession of the ball, a fact that at the end of regulation time was made clear when the Florida team dominated the rebounds and found ways to make shots from the goal.

“It’s a 48-minute game and we played very good defense for 36, for three quarters, in the fourth quarter it was wasted, they (Heat) took the lead with the 3-pointer, with great moves and the guys paid the price in the last fourth”, commented the coach.

The triples of tyler herrowho finished with 21 points (3-9) from the arc gave the Heat the lead to tie their fourth victory.

Before this game, Herro had 19 3-pointers in two games and with three on Saturday he reached 22, which is the second most in a 3-game span in Heat history, since his teammate Duncan Robinson had 24 3-pointers in a 3-game span in March 2020, according to ESPN Stats & Info research.

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Pop satisfied with the performance in Mexico: “We feel very comfortable”