Although the Golden State Warriors have been the talk of league this season, the San Antonio Spurs have, once again, quietly put together another dominant season at the hands of Gregg Popovich.
The team rewrote the history books on Wednesday night when they broke the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls’ record for the most wins by an NBA team to start the season.
The Spurs, who could clinch the No.2 seed going into the playoffs, improved to 38-0 at home after their 100-92 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Although the team has broken at 20-year-old record, there wasn’t any celebrating it. At 63-12, the Spurs are focused on the postseason, as noted by guard Manu Ginobili.
“Couldn’t care less,” he told the media after the game, according to the Associated Press.
“It’s great that we are defending our home court, but it counts in May, or late-April or June.”
San Antonio has never been a team to invest themselves in the media attention surrounding them. Especially after many wrote off the team’s aging stars, most notably future Hall-of-Famer Tim Duncan, whom Popovich said has been “totally uninterested” in the attention thrown at the team.
The Spurs will host the Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, and Oklahoma City Thunder in their final three home games before season’s end. Golden State is also unbeaten at home this season.