The Miami Heat and the Best Road Teams of the NBA's First Half - Bleacher Report

The Spurs have been one of the league's biggest surprises so far this year, and in addition to a sterling mark at home, they've also been holding up their end of the bargain on the road.

Despite Tim Duncan's advancing age and the nearly season-long injury problems of Manu Ginobili, San Antonio is 23-10, in second place overall in the Western Conference. They have won 11 games away from the AT&T Center.

On average, the Spurs lose on the road by three points per game. But they've managed to get to the free-throw line three more times as well as out-rebound their opponents on those nights.

It also doesn't hurt that they just lost their first game in February on Tuesday night in Portland after winning 11 in a row, including seven straight on the road, a trip that included a long Eastern Conference portion.

Getting back to the sterling home mark, San Antonio is 13-1 in the Alamo city, making its road mark a nice bonus. If the Spurs continue this pace, they won't have to play as many games away from home come playoff time.

24 Feb, 2012

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