The Spurs began their annual rodeo trip with a win over the Orlando Magic Feb. 9. They will not return to play at the AT&T Center until March 2, a string of eight straight games away from home.
While the Spurs certainly don’t want the cross-country excursion to be a disaster, the trip holds little predictive value when looking at whether or not the season will culminate in a championship.
Their first trip in 2003 was an overwhelming success, with the team going 8-1 and capping the season with title No. 2.
But the Spurs’ three NBA Finals conquests since then have shown that overall record and even point differential on the rodeo trip don’t mean all that much in the long run……Read More
Source: By the numbers: Does a great rodeo trip always equal a great season? – San Antonio Express-News