2013: The San Antonio Spurs squeak by the Mavs for 51st win
On a night without Tony Parker, Tim Duncan did just enough to help the Spurs overcome the Mavericks at the AT&T Center. The 36-year-old shot 60 percent from the field for 28 points while getting 19 boards to pace San Antonio.
Although the Spurs held an 8-point lead with 2:37 remaining after a Leonard three, Dallas scored the last 7 points of the game to almost mount a full comeback, but Vince Carter missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer.
2014: Tim Duncan has the last 20-20 game of his career
Of every team in the NBA, the Hawks were the team in which Duncan lost the fewest games. With an unbelievable record of 27-5 against Atlanta, his winning percentage of 84.4 percent was second only to his percentage against Golden State at 84.8 (56-10). One of those 27 wins also happened to be the final time Tim tallied a 20-20 game.
In late December of the 2013-14 season, the Hawks' nightmares of Tim's dominance added yet another sequence, as he capped off a monster game with the game-winner.
Tim ended the night with 23 points and 21 boards and gave the Spurs the 102-100 win in front of a home crowd.
2015: Tim has a vintage performance in a 3OT thriller
Anytime you go into three overtimes, the odds are you're going to fill up the stat sheet. Although it came in a narrow defeat, that's what Tim did against the Grizzlies in December 2014. At age 38, he fought until the final buzzer, scoring in every overtime and hitting the game-tying shot to send the game into a third OT.
Tim finished with 23 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists, but Zach Randolph proved too much in the end, carrying Memphis in the last OT to a 117-116 win. Duncan ended up playing a full 48 minutes and still managed to put up 32 points and 10 rebounds two nights later against Portland.
2016: Duncan gets one last win at The Garden
It's only fitting that the last game on this list is a win for one of the NBA's winningest players ever. Playing alongside a cast of LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, Tim was easily the most impactful player in a November 2015 Spurs win in New York.
Less than six months away from his 40th birthday, he put up 16 points and 10 boards while dishing six assists and getting two blocks. The Spurs won comfortably by a score of 94-84 and went on to have their winningest season in franchise history at 67-15. A fitting vintage performance in one of the biggest arenas in basketball.
Note: This article is part of a series of articles for Tim Duncan Week. You can catch the final one highlighting his entire career by the numbers here.