Ettore Messina to coach in place of Gregg Popovich in Game 4


In Game 3, the Warriors defeated the Spurs, 110-97, behind 51.3 percent shooting from the field.

Erin and Gregg Popovich were married for four decades and had two children - Jill and Mickey - and two grandchildren. Her death led to an outpouring of thoughts and prayers from across the National Basketball Association community.

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will not be on the sideline for San Antonio. They swept them with enough dominance that the game had been decided before the final few minutes. It marked just the ninth time the Spurs lost at the AT&T Center this season.

Spurs assistant Ettore Messina took over in Game 3 and will serve as head coach Sunday.

The beginning of the Golden State Warriors second title defense is off to a start that is sure to bore anyone to death, similar to the way both teams are taking the first round.

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Kerr said he texted Popovich on Wednesday but hadn't had the opportunity to speak to him yet. "You're going for it". Livingston immediately stood up on his own, though. "Coach Popovich hadn't said anything publicly", TMZ reported .

A younger Warriors team perhaps takes their foot off the gas pedal but this one has been through the best of times and the worst of times. They travel to OKC for Games 3 and 4 also on Saturday and Monday.

Winning the battle of the All-Star backcourts wasn't a neccesity for the Raptors in the first two games due to their stellar bench play, but it was Washington's reserves who held the edge in Game 3, outscoring Toronto 35-32. The team didn't provide further details.

"We didn't do any contact, so he's not cleared for contact yet", coach Kerr said of Curry. "She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us".

He was an assistant for the Falcons from 1973 to 1979. Erin's father, Jim Conboy, was Air Force's head athletic trainer. San Antonio will face Golden State on Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. The Spurs confirmed the news with a statement Wednesday after Popovich had run the Spurs practice as usual. The Warriors lead the series 2-0.