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Some milestones set — and avoided — by the Spurs in their win over the Knicks

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A win was necessary if only to keep a thirty-year streak alive.

San Antonio Spurs v New York Knicks Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Saturday’s win against the Knicks may have been significant considering it stopped the Spurs’ longest losing streak under Gregg Popovich, but it also had some significant moments of another type, and it starts with Bryn Forbes. His 109th start for the Spurs to be exact: the third most by an undrafted Silver & Black player, pushing him ahead of Fabricio Oberto.

That’s more than 400 from catching up to The Little General Avery Johnson at second, but it’s a significant achievement for another undersized, overlooked guard.

Unfortunately, Forbes start was his sole highlight for the evening as he went scoreless against the Knicks, racking up five fouls in his twenty minutes on the floor.

On the other hand, his counterpart Patty Mills also marked up another notch in the Spurs record books.

Can you name the three Spurs players with more than fifteen games with 5 or more three-pointers?

Perhaps the most significant statistic of the night, and appropriately pointed out after the game.

The only team to avoid a nine-game losing streak: that’s as impressive as their consecutive playoff appearances, and probably more related than first appearances might imply.

On that road trip, the Spurs were limited to one win. Hopefully, coming home for the holidays will have an impact. So cheer the Spurs on tonight as they host LeBron, LeBrow, and LeLakers as they kick off a Thanksgiving week home stand.

Go Spurs Go!


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