The San Antonio Spurs just keep reloading. A team that starting winning when Tim Duncan was just a rookie is still dominating. They find gems in Europe like Tony Parker, in Latin American like Manu Ginobili, and they bring in players like Michael Finley and Bruce Bowen to fill needs. Coach Gregg Popovich has this year's Spurs team purring like a fine tuned machine in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. Spurs Tickets are all the rage because with the balance and teamwork of the Spurs, their fans know that victories are on the way. Just Great Tickets is the number one source for your San Antonio Spurs Tickets.
The San Antonio Spurs started out as the Dallas Chaparrals of the original version of the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 1967. After missing the playoffs for the first time in their existence in the 1972-73 season, the team was put up for sale, and the move to San Antonio was complete. San Antonio fans supported the team with great vigor, so much so that they were chosen as one of the four teams from the ABA that would be admitted into the NBA. Spurs Tickets were in high demand with George "the Ice Man" Gervin leading the Spurs during this period of their history.
Gervin and his silky- smooth game would lead the Spurs to 5 division titles in their first 7 years in the NBA and became a perennial playoff participant. However, in the playoffs, the Spurs would never find a break, losing to teams like the Washington Bullets, the Boston Celtics, the Houston Rockets, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Nonetheless, Spurs Tickets were always hot, as everyone wanted to see the Ice Man work his on the court magic. Gervin played for the Spurs until 1985, and was never able to lead the Spurs beyond the Western Conference finals.
After a few lean years, the excitement was back in San Antonio when David Robinson arrived to the Spurs along with the newly added Terry Cummings and 1989 draftee Sean Elliott. With these additions, the Spurs achieved the then biggest one-season turnaround in NBA history, finishing with a record of 56-26. The Spurs eventually lost in the Western Conference semifinals after losing a seven-game series to the eventual Western Conference champion Portland Trail Blazers. Robinson had one of the most successful rookie seasons for a center in NBA history, finishing the season as Rookie of the Year while averaging 24.3 points and 12.0 rebounds.
Mr. Robinson was a part of some fantastic teams that were at the top of the Western Conference, but never could get over the hump until the arrival of Tim Duncan. Duncan, the number one overall pick in 1997, quickly emerged as a force in the NBA during the 1997-98 season, averaging 21.1 points and 11.9 rebounds per game as a power forward. He was named first team All-NBA while winning Rookie of the Year honors.
The "Twin Towers" led the Spurs to their first ever NBA Championship in 1999. Spurs Tickets were in demand, the team was dominant in the playoffs, rolling through the Western Conference with a record of 11-1. They faced the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals and won the series and the franchise's first NBA Championship in Game 5 on the Knicks' home court, Madison Square Garden. Duncan was named the Finals MVP.
Robinson announced at the beginning of the 2002-2003 season that he would be retiring. The Spurs had spent the last two years losing to the Lakers in the Western Conference finals, but this did not make Spurs Tickets any easier to get. This version of the Spurs was very different from the team that had won the title a few years earlier. The Spurs had remade their team in an attempt to dethrone the three-time defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers. Second-year French star Tony Parker, drafted by the Spurs in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft, was now the starting point guard for the Spurs. The squad featured a variety of newly acquired three-point shooters, including Stephen Jackson, Danny Ferry, Bruce Bowen, Steve Kerr, Steve Smith and Argentina product Manu Ginobili. Mixing the inside presences of Duncan and Robinson with the newer outside threats, the Spurs earned a 60-22 record, and marched to the NBA Finals to face the New Jersey Nets. The series against the Nets marked the first time two former ABA teams would play each other for the NBA Championship. The Spurs won the series 4-2, giving them their second NBA Championship in franchise history. Duncan was named both the NBA Regular Season and Finals MVP for the season.
Even without Mr. Robinson, Duncan led the Spurs to another title in 2004-2005, defeating the Eastern Conference champion and defending NBA Champion Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3. Tim Duncan was named Finals MVP, becoming only the fourth player to win the MVP award three times (joining Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, and Michael Jordan). But Duncan was not done, he and the Spurs thrilled fans with Spurs tickets again in 2006-2007, has they powered to the 2007 NBA Finals, and swept LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to capture their fourth title in nine years.
The core of that Championship team is still together and the Spurs are hoping that this year they can bring home their 5th NBA title. San Antonio Spurs Tickets are always hard to come by, but Just Great Tickets has all the action, from opening night to the NBA Finals. Turn to us for those hard to get San Antonio Spurs Tickets.