Wednesday , Nov , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Spurs Having Worst Start to Season in 35 Years

The Spurs are off to their worst start since opening the 1973-74 ABA season 0-4. It was their first season in San Antonio after playing in Dallas as the Chaparrals. The Spurs joined the NBA in 1976.

Tony Parker led San Antonio with 22 points and Tim Duncan scored 19 as the Spurs continue to play without Manu Ginobili. He’s not expected back until December after surgery to repair his left ankle.

"Uncharted territory for us," Duncan said of the 0-3 start. "We’ve played some bad basketball so far, to say the least."