The 2007-08San Antonio Spurs season was the 41st season of the franchise, 32nd in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Spurs were the defending champions after winning their fourth title. They would once again win at least 50 games for the 9th straight season, and make the playoffs for the 11th straight season. After beating the Phoenix Suns in 5 games and the New Orleans Hornets in 7, the Spurs were eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. They failed to gain back-to-back titles for the fifth time in nine years. The Spurs have not been able to earn an NBA title in an even-numbered year (i.e. : 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007.