"You can’t do that in 2.1 seconds," Popovich said of a play that involved an in-bounds pass from the baseline under the Spurs’ basket, two dribbles, one pass and a shot. "The clock didn’t start until after one dribble and back in his hand, and then the clock started. There was no way that it was good. But that’s the breaks of the game, and it’s what happened. It’s not a referee’s call. The clock started slow." There is no use in crying over spilled milk. Still, if there is a coach in the NBA who should know about incompetent game clock operation, its Gregg Popovich.