After their disappointing second round collapse to the Los Angeles Lakers
, the Spurs looked to regain the NBA crown. They would get off to a quick start, posting a 12-3 record in November. The Spurs would stay hot through December as they established a 25-6 record entering the New Year. The Spurs would be near the top in the Western Conference all season battling the Phoenix Suns
for the best record in the NBA. Just as it appeared the Spurs would cruise toward the playoffs, their season suddenly hit a bump in the road when Tim Duncan
went down in a March 20 loss to the Detroit Pistons
with a sprained ankle. The rest of the way, the Spurs would limp home winning 9 of their last 17 as they held on to the Southwest Division by just 1 game with a 59-23 record.
Record: 12–3; Home: 6–0; Road: 6–3
Record: 13–3; Home: 8–1; Road: 5–2
Record: 12–4; Home: 9–0; Road: 3–4
Record: 6–3; Home: 1–1; Road: 5–2
Record: 10-5; Home: 10-1; Road: 0-4
Record: 6-5; Home: 4-0; Road: 2-5
- Green background indicates win.
- Red background indicates loss.
<nowiki>*</nowiki> Statistics include only games with the Spurs
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