Originally Posted by Nites
And the one year the Spurs didn't win 50 was a lockout shortened season in which they went 37-13 and won the title. Think about it, aside from that lockout year, Duncan's always won at least 50 games. We've never won more than 47.
If it wasn't for some great shots by opposing players (Fisher's 0.4 seconds shot, Manu fouling Dirk's layup up, and Ray Allen last year) Duncan could very well have 7 championships. Virtually impossible to compare different generations, but I'd argue that Duncan's run is right up there with Bill Russell's in NBA lore.