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Healthy Roster Keeping Spurs on Top

Posted by rc360 on February 11, 2011

If anyone asked who would have the NBA’s best record 50 games into the season, the San Antonio Spurs, who finished with the seventh seed in the Western Conference last season , wouldn’t  have been one of the top choices.

With a 42-8 record, the Spurs are that answer, better than the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and reigning Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics.

The Spurs are on their way to their 14th consecutive playoff appearance and hold the longest active streak in the league. Their head coach, Gregg Popovich, he doesn’t think he has the best team in the league despite San Antonio’s early success.

“It’s unclear in the best team in the NBA is,” Popovich said. “I still think the Lakers are the best team in the west when it comes down to money time, right now. I think other teams in the East are playing very well.

“Dallas is remarkable,” he continued. “The only reason they got the losses they have is because Dirk (Nowitzki) was gone. They’d probably have a record similar to ours.”

The longtime trio of Tim DuncanManu Ginobili and Tony Parker and have led the Spurs’ charge, but young players like George HillDeJuan Blair and rookie Gary Neal have contributed consistently well.

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