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Whenever he looks at the standings, San Antoino Spurs coach Gregg Popovich knows his team’s record can be a little deceiving.
So to make it clear for his players, he’ll write their record on the team’s white board, and he’ll tell everyone in the locker room to look at it.
Before they set out on their nine-game rodeo road trip, they were 34-13. They had the second best record in the Western Conference and the LA Clippers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, and Memphis Grizzlies were all staring up at them in the standings.