Wizards News: Gregg Popovich Says Wizards Could Win Eastern Conference

The Washington Wizards beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday in convincing fashion, causing Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to rave about the Wizards' chances of reaching the NBA Finals.

“Why not?” Popovich said. “I don’t think anybody’s that great in the league, very honestly. Golden State looks different from everybody, obviously, because of their record I guess.But still, I think anybody can beat anybody else in the top 10, 12 teams in the league. It’s anybody’s ballgame. I thought Washington played more consistently than we did. You know, Randy [Wittman's] done a great job in having them buy into the system. They’re playing aggressively, they’re physical, they’re in attack mode, they’re sharing the basketball, and I think they’ve been doing a great job.”

“I think they’re a very good team,” Spurs point guard Tony Parker echoed. “I think they’re legit. I think they’re gonna go far in the playoffs. They have the point guard, they have the outside shooting and they have the inside play to go far in the playoffs when it becomes more half-court and you have to make stops. I think they’ve got all the ingredients. It’s gonna be tough, because in the East you have Chicago, you have other great teams. But I think they’re very good.”

Washington is 27-12 on the season, currently ranking second in the Eastern Conference behind the Atlanta Hawks. Their next game is Friday night against the Brooklyn Nets.

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