<
>

Chris Broussard gets Pop'd

Rick Carlisle took a page out of Gregg Popovich's national TV playbook Wednesday night. USA TODAY Sports

It's the fear of every NBA sideline reporter: Getting Pop'd. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has become notorious for his terse answers during the in-game interviews that are a staple of national TV broadcasts.

On Wednesday Chris Broussard got the Pop treatment ... but from Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle.

Broussard was a good sport about the whole thing.

And maybe the conservation of words worked out best for Carlisle. His Mavericks outscored the Houston Rockets 36-19 in the fourth quarter to overcome a 14-point deficit and earn their eighth win of the year.

More reaction from the Twitterverse: