Rockets 109, Spurs 93: What they said after the game

San Antonio Spurs' Joffrey Lauvergne (77) shoots as Houston Rockets' PJ Tucker (4) and Trevor Ariza, right, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 12, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Without LaMarcus Aldridge, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs suffered a blowout loss against the Houston Rockets, 93-109.

This was the third-straight loss for the Spurs and brings their record to 37-30 on the season. This officially makes them the 10th seed as the Spurs continue to fight for a playoff spot.

James Harden scored 16 of his 28 points in the third period while the Rockets beat the Spurs in the paint, 46-26.

Here is a sampling of what the teams said after the game:

Spurs' Gregg Popovich:

“Everybody tries to be the best they can be by playoff time and that will be our goal too. To be in the playoffs and to be as good as we can possibly be no matter what the circumstances are.”

Spurs' Pau Gasol:

"We have to dig in and have trust in each other and go out there and compete and make sure we take care at home the next few games we have. After that, to me it’s like kind of win out every single night you go out there and you bust your butt."

Spurs' Tony Parker:

“Obviously, we know we’re struggling and our young guys are trying to do whatever they can and trying to be smart and save energy for tomorrow."

Rockets' James Harden on Spurs:

“Yeah, no matter who Pop (Gregg Popovich) puts out there, they run a system. They run it really well, guys can make shots and play well."

Rockets' Chris Paul on struggling Spurs:

“Yeah, it is strange, real strange, but without Kawhi (Leonard) that’s tough, that’s tough."

Rockets' Mike D'Antoni on win vs. Spurs:

“Yeah, it feels good. I thought we defended real well. They’re (San Antonio Spurs) beat up; they’re missing some guys."


close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off