Mike D’Antoni gets roasted after another series loss to Gregg Popovich and the Spurs
Mike D’Antoni is 32-38 in his playoff career. Against the Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich? 6-20.
This time as coach of the Houston Rockets and not the Phoenix Suns, this time not mustachioed, it didn’t end much differently for D’Antoni.
Game summary pic.twitter.com/T7Z9EyrJ0l
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) May 12, 2017
As star James Harden played with his eyes seemingly glazed over — he scored just 10 points and had the worst plus-minus of any game this season — D’Antoni watched as this story played itself out once again.
San Antonio, without starting point guard Tony Parker and MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, pulled away in the second quarter and stretched out the lead to make it an agonizingly long loss for Houston.
The final score: 114-75.
It was D’Antoni’s fifth series loss in his career to the Spurs in as many tries.
The internet, a place not known to react with sympathy to such things, certainly noticed.
What follows is a collection of those not-so-kind comments about the Rockets’ embarrassing defeat.
— josh (@jortle) May 12, 2017
James Harden and Mike D'Antoni looked like they got home and someone ate all the pizza rolls. pic.twitter.com/4k2GLBABBE
— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) May 12, 2017
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) May 11, 2017
When it's just not your night pic.twitter.com/3O5O3kPQsU
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 12, 2017
Spurs 114 – 75 Rockets pic.twitter.com/j7BaKRuDUW
— Pops Boladão (@popovictory) May 12, 2017
Harden catching no breaks tonight pic.twitter.com/ZVVoBlKzvd
— Arab Iverson ♛ (@nadineee23) May 12, 2017
The San Antonio Spurs advance to the Western Conference finals after defeating the Rockets 114-75. pic.twitter.com/9hyzURE8cP
— NBA Inside Stuff (@NBAInside_Stuff) May 12, 2017
Did the Rockets beat the Spurs without kawhi and tony parker? pic.twitter.com/BCey9o8vLH
— Gee (@Lilgeeeeee) May 12, 2017
Live look at Spurs/Rockets game 6: pic.twitter.com/MEQAhRUM5T
— John Patterson (@Jpatt_3) May 12, 2017
You can't lay an egg in the Finals again if you never make it back. pic.twitter.com/GD2wl6dukf
— positive bradley (@therealbradg) May 12, 2017