Found January 10, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Eighty-two wins and 37 losses in a calendar year is not bad for some old guys. But there’s no championship or NBA Finals appearance to show for it, so far. The strike-shortened season of 2011-12 created an unusual schedule, with games bundled more closely on the sports calendar. The Spurs were 47-15 in the regular season (50-16 overall, counting games before 2012 began) and 10-4 in the playoffs. For the beginning of the 2012-13 season, they went 25-8 through December. All together, the winning percentage for 2012 was 69%. This is pretty good over a long stretch (119 total games). In a full baseball season of 162 games, 69% would equal 112 wins. The Spurs made some noise Wednesday with the possible signing of former Washington State standout Aron Baynes, from Australia. He’s a seven footer. This may be the missing piece the Spurs were looking for as they pursue a fifth championship in the Duncan era. (Note: The deal for Baynes is still not signed, sealed, and delivered. FIBA may be ...
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