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.
Spurs have won their first 5 road games for just the third time in franchise history. Started 7-0 on the road in 2006-07 and 8-0 in 2010-11.— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) November 13, 2016
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.