With the "second half" of the season (if you really want to call it that) coming up, the Spurs have 26 games left to prepare for a championship run through the playoffs.
They enter the final stretch with a more comfortable lead in the conference (six games ahead of the Dallas Mavericks) and league (four games ahead of the Boston Celtics) than they could have imagined.
They have been as consistent as ever, with their worst 10-game stretch currently being 7-3 after going 6-3 in nine road games in 17 days. Not bad at all, but the one thing the Spurs cannot afford to do is let other teams gain momentum on them heading into the playoffs.
Here are the 10 most important games remaining on their schedule. That includes 14 home games and 15 against currently playoff bound teams. (Note: that includes both the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz, which are currently tied for the eighth seed in the West.)