Gregg Popovich ejected for second straight game and it only took him 63 seconds this time

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Gregg Popovich is making a habit of these late-season ejections.

Gregg Popovich is making a habit of these late-season ejections.

The Spurs head coach was tossed just 63 seconds into San Antonio’s matchup with Denver on Wednesday.

According to SportsNet, that’s the fastest ejection for a coach in NBA history, beating the old record held by the Wizards’ Flip Saunders (106 seconds) for a game against the Celtics on Jan 2, 2012.

This is the second straight game in which he has been tossed. It’s his 20th career ejection.

Popovich has a reason to be heated as the Spurs are fighting for their playoff-seeding lives in the Western Conference.

San Antonio came into Wednesday’s matchup with the Nuggets in a tie with the Thunder for the seventh playoff spot in the West.

The winner of the spot will likely get to face off with Denver in the first round.

It’s not necessarily an easy matchup, but one that seems a lot more manageable than one with the two-time defending NBA champions in the Golden State Warriors.

And even with four games left on the schedule the Spurs still could get to the sixth playoff spot with a good run, though it will be tough. Entering the day they were two games behind the Clippers for the sixth seed.

But just about every team would like to avoid Golden State in the first round. It doesn’t take an expert to determine that.

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