Disjointed Spurs no match for revamped Warriors’ lineup

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The shorthanded San Antonio Spurs thought they had adequately prepared for Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs against Golden State, but coach Gregg Popovich expressed surprise and disappointment Saturday in a squad he said “looked like a deer in headlights” in a 113-92 loss.

“I thought we were very prepared physically and mentally,” Popovich said. “But I was mistaken. As I said, we looked like deer in the headlights. The defense was really poor as far as following game plan of the first quarter, and it’s a bad combination to play defense like that and not shoot at the other end.”

Pop maintains perspective despite Spurs’ blowout loss in Game 1

Gregg Popovich’s postgame news conference featured lighthearted remarks that belied the significance of the Warriors’ decisive victory.

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