The San Antonio Spurs have won four NBA championships, made 32 playoff appearances and captured 18 division titles in their 40-year history.
Yet for all their success, they had never opened a season with four straight victories.
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and the Spurs finally did so Monday night, rolling past the Indiana Pacers 101-79 to remain unbeaten.
''I'm surprised we're still doing records,'' Parker said. ''It seems like we did everything, but that's another one. That's great.''
It's an unprecedented start for San Antonio, albeit one that left players scratching their heads.
''It's just a stat, not that important in the long-term,'' Manu Ginobili said. ''(But) at this point we are enjoying it. It's curious that a team this successful hasn't started that well before.''
The Spurs upended the Pacers (2-2) with what has become a familiar formula in recent years: a little Parker, a l...