San Antonio Spurs History

The Most Surprising Spurs Performance in Each Championship Run

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2005: Glenn Robinson comes up huge in 14th game as a Spur

With the Spurs looking to come out of the gates showing they mean business in round two of their 2005 championship bid, it was a vintage performance from Glenn Robinson that helped them do just that.

Beyond his impressive 16 points and five rebounds in just 14 minutes, what was surprising about Robinson's Game 1 performance was the fact that he'd only suited up for the Spurs 13 total times before it.

San Antonio had signed Robinson for his shooting and the offensive burst he could give to the team, and he put that on full display by going 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Due in large part to his big game, the Spurs had a wire-to-wire 103-81 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics, but it would take them six games to finally close them out.

The game was the last big game of Glenn Robinson's career, as he only played for 14 minutes in the next series before not getting time in the NBA Finals. He retired as an NBA champion after the Spurs captured their third championship.