While they do hold the 2nd best overall record in the West, the Spurs have been anything but glamorous when playing the top tier teams in the league, 2-9 against teams with a winning percentage of .600 or better
They are 32-10 and sit just half a game out of first place in the West. They can go a mere .500 for the rest of the season and still continue their streak of 50+ wins a season (currently at 14). Yet, there is still this eerie feeling that the San Antonio Spurs are in trouble this season.
While they do hold the 2nd best overall record in the West, the Spurs' have been anything but glamorous when playing the top tier teams in the league, 2-9 against teams with a winning percentage of .600 or better, with the only 2 wins coming against the Warriors and a Chris Pauless Clippers' team. Its easy to say the Spurs are in trouble by looking at this stat, but are they really?
The San Antonio Spurs are almost impossible to figure out. I myself have been a fan for 25 years and still have a hard time understanding a lot of what coach Pop and crew do. Its almost like a game to them, like Pop is sitting in his 5,000 square foot house in the Dominion, sipping wine and thinking "what can I do to next to make everyone think we are old and done?" As much as it pains me to watch my team lose game after game against "elite" teams, I understand that they have a bigger goal than being dominant in the regular season. I have also learned to never doubt what Pop and RC Buford are doing, they've been the best at their job for the past 16 years. (I was furious at them when they dealt George Hill to Indy for the rights to Kawhi Leonard, but we all know the outcome of that trade).
After many nights of sitting down and really trying to figure out what they're doing, I'm still puzzled, but I did learn to never count the Spurs out until the clock reaches triple zeros and they actually record their fourth loss in a playoff series. To sum it up, the Spurs will be ready for the post season and remain a top title contender.