Dating back to the franchises inception, back when they were the Dallas Chapparals, the San Antonio Spurs have never began a season 4-0.
They never accomplished the feat with George Gervin. Or David Robinson. Or Tim Duncan.
To capture their fourth consecutive victory, setting the franchise record in the process, the Spurs defense stymied the Pacers, who were without one-time All-Star Danny Granger (knee).
The Pacers entered the second quarter shooting 27.3 percent from the field, a mark they would only improve slightly in the second quarter. The Pacers, following a technical free throw from point guard D.J. Augustin, scored 19 points in the final 7:04 of the quarter, cutting the deficit to nine points at the half.
In the third frame, San Antonio’s defense capitalized on extra opportunities created by Indiana, who leads the league in turnovers (20.3 per game). 10 of San Antonio’s 26 third quarter points predicated on a Pacers turnover.
DeJuan Blair, who finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes, and Gary Neal accounted for 17 points in the final quarter to capture the fourth victory of the season.