What are the five best regular season records in San Antonio Spurs history?
In May, the San Antonio Spurs had their 2016-17 season end in the Western Conference Finals. They went down to the Golden State Warriors, losing 4-0, in a series sweep. Injuries to Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker took effect on the Spurs, which contributed to their quick downfall.
Despite this sour ending for the franchise, it still produced a successful regular season. Was it one of the best in team history, though?
This season tied fifth-best regular season record in Spurs history; they finished 61-21, which matched the 2010-11 record. Kawhi Leonard led the way in the first year without Tim Duncan, averaging over 25 points per game to bring the team to the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference.
No. 4 goes to 1994-95, as the Spurs finished with a 62-20 record. They were led by David Robinson, who averaged 27.6 points and 10.8 rebounds. Dennis Rodman was also part of this team, dominating the boards, with his 16.8 rebounds per game.
The third spot goes to the 2013-14 Spurs, who had a 62-20 record. Duncan, Leonard and Tony Parker were the three leading scorers, helping them march to a victory in the 2014 NBA Finals.
The second-best record goes to the 2005-06 Spurs, who finished at 63-19. Duncan averaged a double-double for this team, along with Parker continuing to develop as one of the top young point guards in the NBA.
The top spot goes to the 2015-16 version, who finished with a 67-15 record. Usually, this would be the best in the league, but the Warriors topped them with an all-time best of 73-9. The Spurs also lost to them in the 2016 Western Conference Finals.
These are the five best regular season records in the history of the San Antonio Spurs. Will any team top the 67-15 mark from 2015-16?