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Manu Ginobili has played very well, but as a whole, San Antonio can definitely improve.
Despite injuries, San Antonio won 32 of its first 41 games, dropping just one game to a team with a losing record.
With that being said, the recurring knock on the Spurs is they have not consistently beaten top NBA teams.
Ultimately, San Antonio is credited with only two significant wins, beating the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena while shorthanded. The Spurs also topped the Los Angeles Clippers, but Doc Rivers' team was without superstar point guard Chris Paul.
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat San Antonio three times to none, with the key player being—you guessed it—Reggie Jackson. Additionally, the Houston Rockets outlasted the Spurs twice, and the Indiana Pacers dropped San Antonio once.
But the Spurs have multiple opportunities to redeem themselves, squaring off with the Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State and Houston twice, while getting another shot at both OKC and Indiana.
Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News notes Ginobili "does not have a great feeling about the way we are playing right now."
And he's not wrong. But that just goes to show how much better the Spurs can get, and some key wins against elite teams would kick-start the improvement.