In a remarkable comeback Wednesday evening against the Sacramento Kings, the San Antonio Spurs managed to win their 50th game of the season. The victory marked the franchise's 18th consecutive season recording at least 50 wins, per NBA History on Twitter.
An even more impressive feat for the club is that the Spurs managed to recover from a 28-point deficit in the tilt to notch the victory. It marked the largest comeback victory for the franchise in Gregg Popovich's 21-year tenure as head coach, per NBA.com on Twitter.
San Antonio extended its winning streak to nine games with the 114-104 victory. The win, in combination with the Golden State Warriors' loss to the Boston Celtics, moved the Spurs within 1.5 games of the top seed in the Western Conference.
With just 19 games remaining on the Spurs' schedule, the club still has two games against the Warriors—both at home. The contests will give them an opportunity to make up ground in the standings and earn their first No. 1 seed since 2013-14.
San Antonio parlayed that top seed into a first-round win over the Dallas Mavericks and eventually a 4-1 victory over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals for the franchise's fifth title. While some of the pieces on that team are no longer around, the Spurs should have an opportunity to take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy (given to the NBA champions) for the sixth time.