By the Numbers: Cool Facts from San Antonio Spurs Win

By Jay Desai

On the night they raised their fifth banner and handed out championship rings, the San Antonio Spurs came out victorious in their game against the Dallas Mavericks, winning 101-100.

With the Spurs win, we take a look at some interesting facts from last night’s game. Let’s check them out shall we?

San Antonio improved to 5-0 on ring night with their win against Dallas. The Spurs have never lost their first game following an NBA championship season.

The Spurs won their sixth straight season opener under Gregg Popovich. The win also put San Antonio at an incredible 17-1 record under Pop in season openers. The lone loss was against the Phoenix Suns, who the Spurs will play in their next game, in the 2008-2009 season.

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San Antonio’s win against Dallas pushed the Spurs winning streak against the Mavericks to 10 games. The win also gives the Spurs the second longest winning streak in the series versus the Mavericks. Interestingly enough, the longest streak in the series is also owned by San Antonio. That streak would be a run of 16 straight wins from April 21, 1991 to March 29, 1994.

Tim Duncan’s double-double against the Dallas Mavericks pushed him to first all-time with double-doubles in season openers. Duncan’s double-double against the Mavericks gave hime 14 season opener double-doubles, just one ahead of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Moses Malone (they each have 13).

What do you think about these interesting San Antonio Spurs facts following the win against the Dallas Mavericks? Let us know in the comments!