The first half of the 2012-13 season couldn’t have gone much better for the Spurs. Sure, there were speed bumps. The wrath of David J. Stern. Tim Duncan’s injury scare. The perpetual bumps and bruises of Manu Ginobili. The lengthy absence of Kawhi Leonard. Home-and-home losses to the Clippers and Knicks. That ill-advised Halloween photo.
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