The Spurs own a wide margin over the second-best active streak of nine held by the Atlanta Hawks. In mid-February, the club also clinched its 20th consecutive winning season, breaking a tie with the Utah Jazz for the most in NBA history, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Coincidentally, the club's 20-season streak began in coach Gregg Popovich's first full year as the head man for San Antonio. Led largely by the trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili—and recently by Kawhi Leonard—the Spurs have won five NBA championships and have reached four other NBA Finals during Popovich's tenure.
The team hasn't made its way past the second round in the past two seasons, losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games last season. However, it hasn't kept the Spurs from consistently finishing highly in its division (or conference). In fact, the Spurs never finished worse than second in the Southwest Division during the stretch.
San Antonio currently sits two games back of the Golden State Warriors (prior to Sunday's result against the New York Knicks) for the best record in the Western Conference. With 21 games remaining in the season and two home games against the Warriors on the schedule, the Spurs have a legitimate shot at passing Golden State for the West's top seed.