San Antonio Spurs: Top 5 season leaders in PPG in franchise history

By Rob Wolkenbrod
BOSTON - 1982: George Gervin
BOSTON - 1982: George Gervin /

The top five season leaders in points per game in the San Antonio Spurs’ franchise history.

The San Antonio Spurs’ history of elite scorers isn’t long, as the team only formed in the mid-1970’s. Along with disappointing years in the 1980’s, it limited the success of the franchise, on the court.

There were some prolific scorers in Spurs history, however, and plenty that had terrific single seasons in points per game. The following list is mostly filled with the same players who dominated in the 1980’s and 90’s. So, let’s take a look at the top five leaders in points per game for a single season in franchise history.

David Robinson starts the list at No. 5. He put up 27.6 points per game in the 1994-95 season, the second-highest total of his career. Robinson did this on a 62-20 team, leading the way, ahead of Avery Johnson, Sean Elliott, and Vinny Del Negro.

No. 4 is George Gervin, who put up 29.6 points per game in the 1978-79 season. This stood as the all-time mark for points per game in a single year in Spurs history, but for a short time. These Spurs finished 48-34 that season.

At No. 3, Robinson returns. He had 29.8 points per game in 1993-94, which was the highest single-season total of his lengthy NBA career. It was done on a team with rebounding machine Dennis Rodman, Willie Anderson, and Dale Ellis.

Gervin is back at No. 2. He put up his second of two 30-plus points per game seasons in 1981-82, averaging 32.3. Gervin teamed with Mike Mitchell to be a powerful one-two force on the team.

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Gervin rounds out the list at No. 1. His 33.1 points per game are a single-season high in franchise history, something that’s stood since the 1979-80 season. Robinson came close to topping this, but other than him, no one else has come within 8 points of matching or topping Gervin’s historic mark.