Box Score 5/17: Spurs don't click against Warriors


Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant dribbles the basketball against San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills during the first quarter in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena.  Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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QUIZ: Name every No. 1 overall NBA draft pick in the lottery era

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QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick of the San Antonio Spurs since 1987

In 1987, the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA draft lottery and selected a player first overall who would change the shape of the franchise. The team hit big on the lottery once in 1997 and selected an even better player first overall who would go on to be one best in the game. Since 1987, the Spurs have had only 23 first-round draft picks - demonstrating the team's lasting success. How many can you name?

Clue: Year - draft number

Score:
0/23
Time:
6:00
1987 - 1
David Robinson
1987 - 23
Greg Anderson
1988 - 10
Willie Anderson
1989 - 3
Sean Elliott
1990 - 24
Dwayne Schintzius
1992 - 18
Tracy Murray
1994 - 22
Bill Curley
1995 - 29
Cory Alexander
1997 - 1
Tim Duncan
1998 - 24
Felipe Lopez
2001 - 28
Tony Parker
2002 - 26
John Salmons
2003 - 28
Leandro Barbosa
2004 - 28
Beno Udrih
2005 - 28
Ian Mahinmi
2007 - 28
Tiago Splitter
2008 - 26
George Hill
2010 - 20
James Anderson
2011 - 29
Cory Joseph
2013 - 28
Livio Jean-Charles
2014 - 30
Kyle Anderson
2015 - 26
Nikola Milutinov
2016 - 29
Dejounte Murray
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