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With win over Houston Saturday, Spurs approach historic landmark

The Spurs seized a 5-0 road record by edging the Rockets Saturday night, a flawless start achieved only twice before in franchise history.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

The Spurs escaped Houston Saturday night with a 106-100 win over the Rockets and improved to 7-3 on the year, but the victory went deeper.

It’s worth mentioning that 2006-2007 was a championship year.

2011, on the other hand, saw the top-ranked Spurs lose in the first round of the playoffs to the Memphis Grizzlies.

As for the Spurs’ red-hot start on the road this season, Kawhi Leonard has been crucial. The forward is averaging 28 points and five rebounds a game in road contests, while Lamarcus Aldridge is putting up 19 points and nine rebounds per game on the road. Patty Mills and Pau Gasol are also scoring in double-digits away from San Antonio.

As a team, the Spurs have averaged 14 points more on the road than at home, where they’re 2-3 this season.