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They competed as best they could Thursday night. That led plenty of prognosticators to predict that the Golden State dynasty was over.

Gregg Popovich is not going to be coaching the San Antonio Spurs in the game 4 showdown against the Golden State Warriors.

"Obviously, it's desperation time", Green said.

"Of course, it's a tough situation", Messina said after Saturday's workout. "Very successful, but we were like a football team that just ran the ball every play, played great defense, won the special teams battle".

Golden State leads the series 3-0. Erin Popovich passed away Wednesday from a long-term illness. The couple was married for four decades and had two children - Jill and Mickey - as well as two grandchildren.

After the game, Durant told ESPN's Chris Haynes that the injury isn't serious enough to cause him to miss Game 4 on Sunday in San Antonio. All of our thoughts and prayers are with the Popovich family.

Messina also coached Game 3 - a 110-97 loss - on Thursday. "We want to do it tomorrow". But, for sure, we are toiling.

Buford says Erin and Gregg were best friends who were together for 40 years.

Now, on the brink of playoff elimination, the Spurs stare down a unusual new possibility: If this summer doesn't go in their favor, they could start becoming regulars at the draft lottery for the first time since they joined the National Basketball Association in 1976.

The Spurs have had to cope with the personal loss as well as their coach's absence as they face the challenge of Kevin Durant and the Warriors.

"This was about what I expected", Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. One fan held up a sign that read "Popovich Strong".

Thompson added 19 points, including 3-for-6 shooting on 3s.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) shares a laugh with Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers during a practice session at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Durant had 17 points in the first half to counter 10 points each from Gay and Parker. "Our defense can be a constant for us, shouldn't always dictate how hard you play".

For Livingston, he played 20 minutes in Game 3 putting up 16 points, three rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

And while it probably doesn't matter who's on the sidelines or Game 4, this makes so much sense.

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