Coach Pop Pregame Media Availability - Spurs vs. Lakers

April 16, 2014

Coach Pop Pregame Media Availability - Spurs vs. Lakers

(On if there’s anyone unavailable tonight…)
“(Tim) Duncan and (Marco) Belinelli.”

(On managing the rotation and bench minutes in the playoffs…)
“Every game is different. Every opponent is different. We’ve always used our bench. Every year we don’t really cut it back that much, everybody plays.”

(On if there’s any benefit to know that the Spurs will be facing a division opponent, since they’ve played both four times, in the first round…)
“Well we basically play everybody four times in the West. Phoenix was just three I think. Minnesota was three. But most of them we played four anyway. By now we’ve played each other so much over the years. It’s player time. Guys to step up and play, it’s the time for that.”