The San Antonio Spurs didn't have a great road record to close out the 2017-18 regular season.
Finishing well under .500 at 14-27, including an 8-game road losing streak to close the season. The Spurs saw their NBA record of 18-consecutive seasons of above .500 play away from the Alamo City end.
And those road woes continued in Game 1 on their opening-round playoff series against the Warriors.
San Antonio suffered a 113-92 loss at Oracle Arena, after completely being out-worked in all facets of the game.
Said Dejounte Murray following Game 1, “It’s tough, but I wouldn’t say that’s the case because everybody here wants to win, whether it’s home or away."
If the Spurs do intend to make this a series against the defending champs, they'll have to find some road magic fast.
Game 2 is in Oakland and if the series goes beyond Game 4, Games 5 and 7 will be in California.
That road magic has to be discovered soon. The last thing this team needs is to go back to San Antonio down 0-2 to the Warriors.
"We've got to regroup. Feel hurt, upset, kind of desperate. We don't want to go home 0-2," said Manu Ginobili.
Since the close of the regular-season, the Spurs are currently on a 9-game road losing streak. Their road issues have flummoxed the Spurs this entire season and even if they hold their home-court, that all-important Game 7 will be in Oracle.
They'll have to regroup quick and shake off whatever ails them outside of the AT&T Center.
"We’ve just got to engage as a group and come together and play hard and execute the game plan on offense and defense," said Murray.