The San Antonio Spurs franchise began in 1967 as the Dallas Chaparrals of the ABA. In 1973 the team moved to San Antonio, becoming the Spurs, and in 1976 joined the NBA. Playing in a brand new league, the Chaparrals had immediate success, posting a winning record in the franchise's first three seasons. Upon joining the NBA, the Spurs remained an elite franchise, thanks to George "The Iceman" Gervin. Gervin led the Spurs to seven straight playoff trips after joining the NBA, winning the division five times. After a brief lull, the Spurs returned to prominence with the addition of David Robinson, who joined the team after completing his commitment to the Navy. San Antonio took the next step when they named Gregg Popovich the head coach and added Tim Duncan through the draft. Duncan teamed with Robinson to lead the Spurs to the 1999 NBA title. With Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, the Spurs won the title again in 2003—Robinson's final season. The trio of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili has kept the Spurs at the top of the NBA, winning two more titles in 2005 and 2007. San Antonio has retired six numbers in its franchise history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for San Antonio Spurs tickets.
2016 Spurs Season Preview
After reaching back to back NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs title defense fell short last season, losing a thrilling 7 game series to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round. San Antonio enters what could be the last season of future hall of famer Tim Duncan’s career, with maybe its most talented roster yet. The Spurs were able to attract superstar forward LaMarcus Aldridge to join what looks to be the best front court in the NBA. Aldridge will team up with Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard in what should be an unstoppable 3 headed monster. San Antonio was also able to ad reserve forward David West, who is yet another veteran presence who has experience winning in the playoffs. Despite the new talent, don’t expect the 2015-16 San Antonio Spurs team to come into the season with a different strategy. The Spurs will rely on team first basketball, and point guard Tony Parkers ability to generate points with his dribble penetration. Kawhi Leonard has evolved into one of the best defenders in the league, and has the ability to shut down just about any player in the NBA. Look for Gregg Popovich to keep his aging stars rested, sacrificing minutes in the regular season, for post season freshness. The San Antonio Spurs are contenders in a very packed Western Conference, and may be the favorites to win another NBA Finals in 2015-16.
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San Antonio Spurs Basketball at AT&T Center Address: 1 AT&T Center Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas, 78219
The Spurs play their home games at the AT&T Center, located in San Antonio, Texas. When filled to capacity, the AT&T Center holds more than 18,000 screaming fans. While at the game, stop by the AT&T Center Experience Headquarters, where you can search the web for NBA news, play video games and take your picture with a Spurs backdrop. We suggest getting a picture with the four NBA Finals trophies as well. The San Antonio Spurs home bench is on the AT&T Center court side in front of section 6. ATT Center parking information is covered in our Spurs event guide.
Spurs vs. Suns
With over 45 playoff games between the two teams, this rivalry has quickly become one of the better matchups in the NBA. Evident by the many playoff meetings, the stakes are always at the highest when these two teams meet. With stars such as David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Dan Majerle and Kevin Johnson gracing the court, it is only natural for this to become of the better rivalries in the NBA.
These two teams were consistently fighting for supremacy in the Western Conference during the 2000s which made this matchup one of the better rivalries in the NBA. The high-profile owner and up-tempo offense of the Mavericks against the fundamentally sound and laid back approach of the Spurs gave this game the contrast of differences that fans loved. With both teams winning a championship during this span, the rivalry only increased and will continue to get better in the years to come.
Spurs vs. Lakers
Two of the more successful franchises in NBA history, this matchup has become a staple in the NBA. Both organizations have won multiple championships and have met seven times in the playoffs in the last 15 seasons. Legends to the game of basketball such as Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O'Neal have played in this intense rivalry that ranks as one of the league's best.
When mentioning the most successful franchises in the league, the Spurs will always be near the top of the list. With 3+ NBA titles and over 4 conference championships, the Spurs have accomplished more than most. The Spurs have an eye-popping 18+ division titles and will only add to that number.
The rivalry between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder has been come to be known as the Southwest Standoff. With the old Western Conference elite, the Spurs, finding a new competition in the new Western Conference elite Thunder, seeing Durant and Duncan on the court together is a true spectacle.
Spurs in the NBA Finals, Western Conference Championships and NBA Playoffs
Known as the "I-10 Rivalry" because San Antonio and Houston are located on Interstate 10, this matchup is all about bragging rights in the state of Texas. These two teams have met over 185 times during the regular season and another 15+ times in the playoffs. The two teams first met in 1976 and have made this matchup one of better rivalries in the NBA and will only continue to add to that in the years to come.
San Antonio Spurs Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to tipoff at a Spurs game?
Gates open 1 hour and 15 minutes before tipoff for the general public. San Antonio is crazy about their Spurs and is known for having some of the best crowds in the NBA. We recommend getting to the game early.
How can I buy cheap San Antonio Spurs tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of San Antonio Spurs tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Spurs tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Western Conference opponents, like the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Spurs tickets near face value.
Where are good places to eat before a Spurs game?
San Antonio is known for having some of the best Tex-Mex anywhere. Of the dozens of great places in the downtown area we recommend Rosario's, La Fonda on Main, and Acenar. If you are looking for a truly unique environment, check out Josephine Street Café. It is one of the most iconic places in San Antonio, and they often offer a bus ride to and from Spurs games. Other good places are Sip Espresso and Sandwich Bar, and The Friendly Spot Ice House (for over 21 Spurs fans).
Where is the best place to park at AT&T Center?
Parking at AT&T Center is actually fairly easy compared to other arenas. There are 7 lots surrounding the arena with the more expensive lots on the south side and cheaper to the north. Pricing ranges from $8 to $20 and there is typically enough room in these lots for everyone, though purchasing a parking pass lets your park up close and guarantees you a spot.
Can I buy San Antonio Spurs season tickets?
San Antonio season tickets are available to buy until tipoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Spurs season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at the AT&T Center.
Does my child need a ticket to go to the game?
Any child over 24 months needs a ticket to enter AT&T Center, if your child is under 2 years old we recommend bringing proof of his/her age to expedite the process and ensure they are allowed to enter.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 San Antonio Spurs schedule?
The Spurs 2015-2016 schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NBA. The Spurs play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference, which means games against the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans. Game times are announced by the NBA as soon as the TV schedule is set. San Antonio's home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Spurs news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official San Antonio Spurs team roster.
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