How Does San Antonio Spurs’ Start Compare to Last 4 Post-Championship Seasons?

November 29th, 2014 by David Kenyon Leave a reply »

Five times have the San Antonio Spurs earned the NBA title, and the beginning of the following campaign has delivered a few notable similarities and differences in production.

Gregg Popovich has never had the same number of players return from the championship roster, though the 14 returning for the 2014-15 campaign unsurprisingly denotes the highest amount.

This year, despite a 2-3 start—which was the worst five-game stretch to open a post-championship season—the Spurs have recovered to win nine of their last 10.

Through 15 outings, history has essentially repeated itself record-wise. Offensive and defensive outputs have varied during the five follow-ups, but San Antonio has always managed to reverse a shaky launch to a campaign.

In fact, the Spurs have been remarkably consistent through approximately one-fifth of the subsequent year—especially when playing at what is now called the AT&T Center.

San Antonio typically logs solid home records, but the uniformity of its early-year, after-championship performance is rather stunning. The majority of the Spurs' los ...

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