Monday , May , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Greg Popovich Cites Lack of Hustle as Reason for Loss

Popovich’s point was an obvious one. If the Spurs are to even the series tonight at New Orleans Arena against a Hornets team rapidly gaining confidence, it is going to take a better effort than they gave in Game 1.

“I thought they played harder than we did, and I thought they played smarter than we did,” Popovich said, recapping New Orleans’ 101-82 victory in Game 1.

The Spurs, to be sure, had problems unrelated to hustle, and Popovich can live with those. [MySanAntonio]