Not long before the Spurs played Phoenix on Sunday, a mass shooting at a church 33 miles from San Antonio left 26 people dead. After the game, Coach Gregg Popovich was in no mood to talk to reporters.

The Spurs held a moment of silence for the First Baptist Church victims, one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history, and, after a 112-95 victory, Popovich briefly addressed the media, saying it was “inappropriate” to talk about something as frivolous as basketball.

“We won a basketball game, but considering what’s going on today, it’s pretty meaningless,” he said. “When you think about the tragedy those families are suffering, it’s just inconceivable and impossible to put your head around.

“So I think talking about basketball tonight is probably pretty inappropriate. So you guys have a good night.”

The victory was a milestone for Popovich, who moved past Phil Jackson and into sixth place on the all-time wins list with 1,156.

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