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‘Phoenix got robbed’




FADE IN:

UNDERBELLY OF AT&T CENTER - TUESDAY NIGHT

The 30-22 San Antonio Spurs have just won an NBA basketball game, 126-124, against the 11-42 Phoenix Suns on a last-second buzzer-beater by Rudy Gay. A media scrum gathers outside the Spurs’ locker room after the game. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich bursts into frame, entering to the left from a hallway leading into a room with uninviting concrete walls. The scene is shot in a Cloverfield-esque style.

POPOVICH, 70, winner of five NBA titles and 1,227 games, is not happy.


          POPOVICH  We were really fortunate to win the game. I thought they outplayed us, outcoached us, out-physicaled us. We had no respect for them or the game. We didn’t play with each other. It was a pathetic performance. Phoenix got robbed.

Popovich, microphones inches from his face, turns around without taking questions and exits the room, whisking open the formidable steel door and disappearing into the night as quickly as he had appeared.

BEAT.



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