Only Phil Jackson and Pat Riley reached 1,000 wins quicker, but Popovich's post-game celebration was no different than any other in the regular season. Popovich has 5 NBA titles and is 1 of 2 coaches to reach 1,000 wins with one team. Jerry Sloan won 1,127 games with the Utah Jazz. Popovich is 1,000-462 in 19 seasons with the Spurs.
His regular-season win percentage of .684 is 5th all-time, while his postseason win percentage of .623 is good for 7th. Only Popovich, Phil Jackson, and Billy Cunningham has coached 100 postseason games.
San Antonio trailed 79-65 entering the 4th quarter, making it the 3rd time in Popovich's career that his team won a game after trailing by at least 14 in the 4th. It was the first time since December 2010 against the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the other coming in January 2005 against the Phoenix Suns.
Tim Duncan had 15 points and 8 rebounds and, along with the Tony Parker, played just 30 minutes, 23 seconds.
The Pacers got 10 points and a season-high 18 rebounds from David West, while Rodney Stuckey contributed 18 points. George Hill missed a potential game-winning 3 at the buzzer, putting an end to Indiana's 3-game winning streak.
The Spurs ran their record to 33-19 with the win and will visit the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night. The Pacers fell to 20-33 and will visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.