San Antonio Spurs: First Team to Join Club 50 with Win over Cleveland

Orly Rios Jr.Analyst IIMarch 3, 2011

The San Antonio Spurs became the first team to win 50 games in the 2010-11 NBA Season.
The San Antonio Spurs became the first team to win 50 games in the 2010-11 NBA Season.Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The San Antonio Spurs have a bigger goal in mind, but in the mean time, they'll take the little victories.

Wednesday night, the Spurs became the first team to join Club 50, as in 50 wins on the season, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-99 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Without Tony Parker, who is out with a calf injury, George Hill took over the reins and lead the Spurs with 22 points. One day after not having a single starter in double-digit figures, the Spurs had four of their five starters with 10 or more points, only Richard Jefferson finished with less than 10 points, scoring 7.

In Tuesday's loss against Memphis, only one player, backup guard Gary Neal scored more than 10 points, Wednesday night, the Spurs had six total players in double digit figures.

With the win, the Spurs equaled last seasons win total and it also marked the 12th consecutive season that the Spurs have won at least 50 games, tying them with the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers for most consecutive seasons with 50 wins.

With an overall record of 50-11, the Spurs have a full 5 game lead over the second place Dallas Mavericks in the West. San Antonio next faces their toughest stretch of the season when they face LeBron James and the Miami Heat Friday Night then battle Sunday for the third time against bitter rival Los Angeles Lakers, who they have defeated twice this season. Sunday by the way, just happens to mark the 175th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo.

Both games are at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.