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Spurs are the best opening night team of the last two decades

No one starts a season as well as the Silver & Black

SAN ANTONIO SPURS V DALLAS MAVERICKS Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Spurs fans have been quite spoiled this century. Ending the 1990s with their first championship and picking up four more during the 2000s.

Obviously, the Pounders devout have endured nearly half a decade of strife and loss missing the playoffs the last four years since shipping a Finals MVP to Canada in exchange for a rebuild.

Now, with the acquisition of of the most anticipated rookie since The Chosen One was drafted by a team that moved him all of forty miles north, the Spurs have not only cemented their rebuild, but they are poised to bring back many fairweather fans while simultaneously adding bandwagon viewers to fill the Frost Bank Center with the chant of “Wemby!” throughout.

One thing on the side of the Silver & Black — we have the best first-game record 18-3 in the NBA since 2002.

While the beginning of one year does not necessarily translate to the next, the Spurs have a history of coming out of the gate strong.

Tonight, the Spurs host the Dallas Mavericks for their season opener. The last time these two I-35 rivals kicked off their season together, the Spurs had a ring distribution commemorating their 2014 Championship.

Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images

The Big 3 posed and everybody in the arena walked out with a replica.

The Spurs won the game 101-100.

Were you there? Do you remember the game?

With a 85.7% chance of a victory and an established rivalry, tonight is sure to be something special.

Go Spurs Go!

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