In 2012, the San Antonio Spurs embarked on what many believed may be their final deep postseason journey. Losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the run was cut short, and the franchise was left searching for a fifth title.
Now, with the playoffs here, the Spurs will look to add another banner to the rafters of the AT&T Center.
Having earned the second seed in the Western Conference, San Antonio will face the Los Angeles Lakers in the opening round, a matchup that has amassed an abundance of attention throughout the NBA world.
The Spurs will enter the postseason struggling, but they have made it perfectly clear that it would be unwise to count them out of the equation completely—many have in previous years.
The 2013 playoffs have plenty to offer, and the Spurs are right in the middle of it, so let's find out what exactly to expect from the Silver and Black.