SAN ANTONIO — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is hopeful he’ll get his team back in the playoffs before the All-Star break after a three-game losing streak.
Popovich, who lost two games in a row after losing to Memphis on Saturday, said Wednesday that his team has been a big reason for the turnaround.
He said he’s been working on his rotation.
“We have had to adjust our system a little bit, especially in the backcourt, because we’ve lost three games in four nights,” Popovich said.
“The first two nights we were on fire, and we just got back into it the third night.
We got into it a little better tonight.
I feel good.
We have a lot of guys who are coming back.
So, we’ve been doing a lot.”
The Spurs won’t have to change anything on offense.
San Antonio’s starting lineup features Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, who have combined for 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.
Pop had to replace Ginobil’s starting spot with Boris Diaw, who was a healthy scratch with a sore left knee.
Diaw is expected to play against Houston on Friday night.
San Francisco’s bench has averaged just under 13 points and 4.6 rebounds over its last five games.
“It’s a team game,” Pop said.
The Spurs are 4-3 when their starters score more than 20 points and have won four of five.
“I think we’ve shown a lot in the last few games that we can score, too,” Ginobile said.
San Jose won at San Antonio on Wednesday by a score of 98-88.
The Warriors won 114-110 at Phoenix on Wednesday.
San Diego, the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed, has lost three of four, while Golden State is 12-2 since losing its first three games of the season.
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