The defending champs return to the AT&T Center to raise up banner numero cinco. They'll be short-handed, with Leonard, Mills and Splitter out, and taking on a Mavericks squad that could be ready to contend in the West. No one ever said winning back-to-back titles was easy.
First they got their rings. Then they raised their fifth NBA Championship banner. After the pomp and ceremony ended, it was back to business as usual for the Spurs, finding a way to win another game while shorthanded.