Spurs Become 5th NBA Team to Win 1st 25 Home Games

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJanuary 28, 2016

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, talks to guard Manu Ginobili  during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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The San Antonio Spurs improved their home record to 25-0 with Wednesday's 130-99 rout of the Houston Rockets, becoming just the fifth team in NBA history to win its first 25 home games of a season, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Coming off a blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors in Monday's highly anticipated showdown, the Spurs bounced back in resounding fashion, led by a 25-point, 10-rebound effort from forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was one of 10 Spurs to score at least five points and one of five to reach double digits.

None of the starters besides guard Danny Green got any playing time in the fourth quarter, as the Spurs began the final frame with a 102-73 lead over their in-state rivals from Houston.

Rockets guard James Harden, who had at least 23 points, five rebounds and eight assists in each of his previous four contests, was held to just 20 points, three boards and two dimes, with his five turnovers helping the Spurs build a commanding lead long before the fourth quarter.

Per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info), the only other teams to start a season with 25 consecutive home wins were the 1946-47 Washington Capitols, 1977-78 Portland Trail Blazers, 1995-96 Orlando Magic and 1995-96 Chicago Bulls

Out of those four squads, only the legendary '95-96 Bulls actually won a championship, with their journey including a four-game sweep of the aforementioned Magic team in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Of lesser note, the Spurs are now 8-0 in games that follow a 30-point loss during the Gregg Popovich era (since December 1996), per ESPN Stats & Info.