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The Spurs Can Do Something They Never Have With A Win In Orlando

Gregg Popovich, Manu Ginobili
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks with guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Miami. The Spurs defeated the Heat 117-100. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The San Antonio Spurs are one of the greatest franchise in the NBA.

We could sit here for days on end listing the incredible achievements they’ve had in terms of NBA and their own franchise’s history. There’s one thing the Spurs have never done, though.

A win in Miami earlier this week netted the Spurs their fourth win in as many games this season. It’s the third time they’ve begun a season 4-0. In the two previous instances, San Antonio failed to get to 5-0.

During the 2012-2013 season (which culminated in an NBA Finals loss to Miami) San Antonio jumped out to a 4-0 start before falling in the season’s fifth game on the road to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Last season the Spurs went 4-0 for the second time, with the fourth win coming in Miami just like it did this season. That was the end of the ride though as the Spurs fell to 4-1 during a home loss to the Utah Jazz.

Does 5-0 mean anything in the grand scheme of the season for the Spurs? Of course not, but it’s cool. It’s rare when you’re a team like the Spurs that has accomplished so much that there’s an obvious hurdle to take.

The Spurs will look to get to 5-0 for the first time in franchise history on Friday night in Orlando. Go Spurs Go.


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