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San Antonio Spurs are just an adequate road team
San Antonio Spurs are just an adequate road team

When the San Antonio Spurs took their show on the road this season, the defending NBA champions didn’t exactly overwhelm opponents. So if the Spurs are to defend their crown, they will have to bear down on the road. As the sixth seed in the Western Conference, the Spurs don’t have the home-court advantage for their first-round playoff series against the third-seeded Clippers. It means that somewhere along the way in the best-of-seven series that starts Sunday, the Spurs will have to win a game at Staples Center. San Antonio was barely an above-.500-team away from home, owning a 22-19 record when not playing at the AT&T Center, the third-worst mark among the eight...