San Antonio Spurs History

Tim Duncan's best stat-stuffing game for each season

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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.

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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.

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