Rodeo Road Trip: Did You Know?

20 Fast Facts to prepare you for the Spurs’ 2017 Rodeo Road Trip
#1

The Spurs’ annual Rodeo Road Trip takes place every February as the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo takes over the AT&T Center.


#2

The Spurs will play eight teams in seven cities over the course of the 20-day road trip, with the All-Star break in the middle of the trip.


#3

The Spurs will travel 7,378 miles this season.


#4

This year is the 15th edition of the Rodeo Trip, which began in 2003 when the AT&T Center first opened.


#5

The first road trip was the Spurs’ longest, covering 9,987 miles in 2003. The Spurs had an 8-1 record on the trip and won the 2003 NBA Title.


#6

The Spurs have had a winning record in 13 of 14 Rodeo trips, including a 7-1 record last season.


#7

The Spurs have an all-time record of 82-35 on the Rodeo Trip.


#8

Their cumulative winning percentage of .701 on the Rodeo Trip would equal 57 wins over the course of an 82-game season.


#9

The Spurs’ all-time leading scorer on Rodeo Road Trip games is Tim Duncan with 1,858 points. Tony Parker is second with 1,761 points.


#10

Manu Ginobili holds the mark for most points scored (46) in a Rodeo Road Trip game.


#11

Every NBA franchise has hosted the Spurs on the Rodeo Trip except for three: the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks. .


#12

“Camaraderie is always a big thing, especially with new players. You get used to each other, break bread and find out about each other's families. It makes you want to play together.” – Popovich on the Rodeo Road Trip.


#13

The Spurs have had 19 consecutive seasons with a winning road record, the best mark in NBA history. Second is the Los Angeles Lakers, with 12 consecutive seasons from 1979-80 to 1990-91.


#14

Other teams face similar quirks. The Lakers have a stretch of 8 of 9 road games and the Clippers have 10 of 11 games on the road while the Staples Center prepares for the Grammy Awards. The Chicago Bulls are on a six-game road trip because of Disney on Ice at the United Center.


#15

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo has been named the Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for the past 12 years.


#16

More than 2,000 tons (400,000 pounds) of dirt is trucked into the AT&T Center for the rodeo.


#17

This year’s Rodeo performers include Willie Nelson, Fifth Harmony and Little Big Town.


#18

Total attendance on the grounds for the 2016 Rodeo was 2,034,497, more than the entire population of San Antonio (1.4 million) and enough to fill the AT&T Center more than 110 times.


#19

Because the Spurs are on the road for so much of February, they will have 12 home games in March.


#20

The March home games include two against Golden State on the 11th and 29th and an AT&T Center visit from Cleveland on the 27th.

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