The Spurs entered the 2011-2012 season receiving criticism from analysts and others who questioned the veteran team's ability to keep up with the younger, more athletic squads.
It seems as though these comments are made every year, but every year the Spurs stun critics.
This year is no different. The Spurs have gotten off to a great start (16-9), and have silenced critics once again. Despite the injury to star player Manu Ginobili, San Antonio has impressed everyone as they lead the NBA's Southwest Division, as well as remain in the top tier of teams in the entire Western Conference.
With such a crazy season where anything can happen, upcoming games have fans even more excited than usual.
Here's a breakdown of the most anticipated games remaining in the Spurs' schedule.