WATCH: The San Antonio Spurs’ top 10 plays of 2020

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The San Antonio Spurs didn’t have a year to remember, but some of the plays they made during the season are hard to forget.

In a year unlike any other, the San Antonio Spurs finally had their playoff streak snapped in a shortened 2019-20 season. The reality seemed to set in for the club over the offseason, with plenty of talk about needed changes surrounding training camp. As the year winds down and a new season begins, I wanted to take some time to reflect on some bright spots in an otherwise dark year.

From their season tipoff in October to their final game in the Orlando bubble, the Spurs’ season lasted an unprecedented 296 days with a 144-day break in between. Despite playing nine fewer games than they’re used to, they still had several “jump out of your seat” moments highlighted by one that was widely regarded as the best play in the NBA by many outlets.

While I’ll be saving that play for last, here my handpicked choices for the top 10 San Antonio Spurs plays made in the 2019-20 season, complete with commentary:

10. Dejounte Murray’s Miracle Shot

Dejounte Murray can tend to drive without knowing exactly what he’s going to do once he’s at the rim. This is one of those cases where it worked out — somehow. In the second quarter of a 121-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder last November, Murray drove into the paint and was met by two defenders, leading him to stumble and do this:

It’s not every day you make a shot while your body is parallel to the ground, but Dejounte managed to do just that in the first meeting between the two teams last season.


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