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San Antonio Spurs team notes for game vs Knicks tonight

InsideHoops.com
January 2, 2018

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Spurs team notes for game vs Knicks tonightThe Spurs are on the road in New York tonight, to face the Knicks. Below are some Spurs team notes about the squad's success so far this season, which has been quite impressive considering much of it came without the services of star small forward Kawhi Leonard:

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD: The Spurs win vs. Brooklyn on 12/26 marked the first time this season that the entire Silver and Black roster was available to play and only the third time that Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol, Danny Green and Tony Parker made the start together. After 35 contests, 10 Spurs missed a collective 99 games and 13 different starting lineups have been used.

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE: After the Spurs win vs. Brooklyn on 12/26, the Silver and Black are now 41-4 (.911) all time at home against the Nets- the best home winning percentage of any team against any opponent in NBA history.

PAU PAU PAU: In the Spurs victory at Sacramento on 12/23, Pau Gasol recorded the 42nd triple-double in Spurs history and the first triple-double for the Spurs since Tim Duncanís in December of 2014 with 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3FG, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds and 10 assists. With his 10th career triple-double, Gasol became one of five players in NBA history to record such a feat at age 37 or older with Karl Malone, Tim Duncan, Jason Kidd (3x) and Elvin Hayes.

POP MOVING UP: With San Antonioís 112-95 win over the Phoenix Suns on 11/5/17, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich collected his 1,156th win to pass Phil Jackson for sixth place on the NBA all-time wins list.

HISTORY REPEATING: The Spurs win vs. the Trail Blazers on 12/20 made San Antonio 83-81 all-time against Portland. The Spurs are the only franchise in the league with a historical winning record against every team in the NBA.

LEADING LAMARCUS: LaMarcus Aldridge has led the team in scoring in 28 out of the teamís 35 games, the most games a player has lead a team in scoring in the entire NBA this season. He has also now scored in double figures in the past 37 games he has played, dating back to 4/8/17 when he scored 18 points against the Clippers. This is longest active double-digit scoring streak for the Silver and Black, the longest double-digit scoring streak he has had as a Spur and the second-longest double-digit scoring streak a Spur has had since he joined the team in 2015-16 (behind Kawhi Leonard).

NO PLACE LIKE HOME COURT: The Spurs win vs. the Nets on 12/26 marked their 11th in a row at home, the second-longest active home win streak in the NBA. San Antonio now has 15 different streaks of 10+ home wins under Gregg Popovich, most in the NBA in that time.

RIGHT AT HOME: The Spurs currently are 16-2 at home, the best home record in the NBA. The Spurs win vs. the Clippers on 11/7 marked the Silver and Blackís 500th home win in the AT&T Center. Since moving in to the building in 2002, thatís the most home wins of any team in the NBA.

BUSINESS AS USUAL: San Antonio started the 2017-18 season with a winning record after their 107-99 victory over Minnesota. Since 1997, San Antonio has had a losing record for only 48 days of the last 20+ years.

POPíS PRESENCE ON THE ROAD: With the Spurs win at Dallas on 11/14, Coach Popovich clinched his 500th career road victory. He currently is 502-338 on the road. Coach Popovich is just the third coach in NBA history to reach 500 road wins and the fastest to ever do so (835 games). He is now just 19 road wins short of having the most wins on the road of any coach in NBA history.