Spurs Look to Set New Team Record for Consecutive Wins

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMarch 28, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX - March 26: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets at the AT&T Center on March 26, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Wednesday's 108-103 triumph over the Denver Nuggets, which was fueled by a 29-point effort from veteran big man Tim Duncan, was the San Antonio Spurs' 15th win in a row this season. In hitting the mark, the Spurs matched the second-longest winning streak in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The 1995-96 edition of the Spurs, which featured star center David Robinson, set the team standard by reeling off 17 straight victories that season.

The surging Spurs' quest to set a new team record on the winning front resumes Friday, with a rematch against the 32-40 Nuggets on the road.

In the event of a Spurs win Friday, the team would then be in a position to equal the franchise-high with a triumph over the 31-40 New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.

Should the Spurs end up taking their next two games, notching win No. 18 in a row would be no easy task, as the team's March slate concludes Monday with a road contest against the Indiana Pacers, who top the NBA's Eastern Conference standings with a 52-20 record.

Since Duncan entered the league in 1997-98, there have been eight NBA winning streaks longer than the Spurs' current roll of 15 games, but in that span, the team does hold the distinction of having recorded a league-high 16 streaks of 10 wins or more, per NBA.com.

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