Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 2/28/12
The schedule looked like being put through a torture chamber.  After playing 21 games in the first five weeks of the season, the San Antonio Spurs then played nine games in a row on the Rodeo Road Trip.  20 of their first 34 games were on the road, making all the back to backs and three games in four nights incredibly tough.  But thanks to some Pop wizardry with the bench and MVP candidate play from Tony Parker, the Spurs finished that grueling first two months of the season with the Western Conference's second best record. What's the reward you ask?  A very, very home friendly March and April.  19 of their final 32 games are at home.  For a team that is 13-1 at home, that's a plus.  According to John Hollinger's Playoff Odds, the Spurs are projected to finish the season 45-21, good enough for 2nd in the West.  Hollinger also gives them an 82 percent chance of winning the Southwest Division and a 25 percent chance of running down OKC for the number one seed.  Here's why the second half
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