When: Fri., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Much like their rivals out west in Oakland, last season’s Spurs set records in the regular season only to stumble in the playoffs. San Antonio made the most of Tim Duncan’s last campaign, setting a franchise mark of 67 wins, before falling to the Thunder in Oklahoma City. With All-Star Kawhi Leonard leading the way, the Spurs have picked up where they left off, taking the top spot in their fair share of NBA power rankings. San Antonio’s bench has helped spark the hot start, with Patty Mills providing accuracy from the field and Jonathon Simmons delivering athleticism off the floor. The Spurs welcome back former fan favorites Boban Marjanovic and Aron Baynes on Friday night for the Detroit Pistons’ only scheduled stop in the Alamo City this season.