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6 Teams San Antonio Spurs have dominated in recent years

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3. Boston Celtics - won 7 of last 10 after an 11-game win streak

Easily the best current team on this list, the NBA finalist Boston Celtics have really struggled against the Spurs way more than anyone would expect. Although the margins were close last season (two and eight-point SA wins), the series sweep was the seventh time the Spurs had done so in the last 10 years.

The Boston Celtics haven't been able to sweep the San Antonio Spurs since the 2010-11 season when Richard Jefferson was a starter. In fact, ever since Boston's impressive 20-game win streak over the Spurs was snapped in 1989, San Antonio has pretty much had their number, for the most part, building streaks of six, 11, and 18 on separate occasions.

Now with Derrick White on their side and Dejounte Murray departed, this season will likely be the Celtics' best chance to finally start turning things around.

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2. Washington Wizards - won 4 straight, 28 of last 32

Washington hasn't been past the second round of the NBA Playoffs since before I was born when they lost the NBA Finals as the Bullets in 1978-79. Needless to say, it's not a surprise to see them so high on this list.

The Spurs have swept the Wizards in each of the last two seasons and are coming off one of the wildest games they've ever been involved in with their latest victory. On February 25th, the two teams met and combined for 310 points in a thrilling double-overtime Spurs win.

Overall, the Spurs have won 10 of 12 over the Wizards and have only suffered one series losing streak of five games to them since their first meeting in 1976.

Currently, Vegas odds have the Wizards winning 35.5 games next season and the Spurs dead last at 23.5. I'd like to try giving a prediction either way, but some of the last few meetings between these franchises have been unpredictable, to say the least.

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1. Orlando Magic - won 5 straight, 18 of 22

The Orlando Magic have the proud distinction of owning the longest current losing streak against the Silver and Black. Their last win came in November 2019 when Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross lit up the Spurs for 46 combined points on 8-of-14 shooting from downtown.

Since then, San Antonio's wins have been pretty convincing, boasting margins of 27, 26, and 23 during their winning streak over the Magic. Now armed with the number pick, Paolo Banchero, they'll have some serious work to do if they ever want to even approach having a respectable record against the Spurs.

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Orlando has never won more than three straight against San Antonio since their inception in 1989. Meanwhile, the Spurs have had streaks of five, seven, and 10, and could build on their current five-game win streak this season.

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