Power Ranking the San Antonio Spurs' Championship Teams

By Dan Schultz

Power Ranking the San Antonio Spurs' NBA Championship Teams

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The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth championship this summer against the Miami Heat in one of the best comeback stories in all of sports. Now it is time to rank the strength of their title teams.

5. 2006-07

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5. 2006-07

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This title was given the name "Win for Fin", as the Spurs desperately wanted to win a championship for journeyman Michael Finley who had come over to the team the previous season from the rival Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs easily swept LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games, coasting to their fourth title and third in five years.

4. 2004-05

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4. 2004-05

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In a grueling seven-game series against the Detroit Pistons that was also low-scoring and mainly a defensive battle, the Spurs relied on a little luck as always to swing the momentum in their favor. Robert Horry took over Game 5, capped off with the game-winning three over Tayshaun Prince's outstretched arms. But it was Manu Ginobili who played the best ball he has ever played in his life, leading the way to the Spurs' third title.

3. 1998-99

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3. 1998-99

1999 NBA San Antonio Spurs Champions
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The first championship in a franchise's history is always special, even if it occurred in a lockout shortened season. The Spurs were clearly the best team this year, defeating the No. 8 seed New York Knicks in five games. Once again, role players stepped up in the clutch, such as Avery Johnson and his game-winning corner jump shot in Game 5. Duncan also showed why he was the best player at his position already at the age of 23.

2. 2002-03

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2. 2002-03

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Although it was a low-scoring series against Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets, the Spurs went on a fourth quarter blitz in Game 6 to seize the lead of the game and clinch the championship. Key role players such as Stephen Jackson, Speedy Claxton and then-rookie Manu Ginobili stepped up big time, with a legendary near quadruple-double from their star Tim Duncan. This was David Robinson's final year in the NBA, and he went out in style.

1. 2013-14

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1. 2013-14

2014 Spurs NBA Champions
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In one of the most beautiful displays of teamwork, passing and shooting, this Spurs team proved to be one of the best championship teams of all time in how they destroyed LeBron James and his Miami Heat. After losing the title to the Heat last year, this title was all about finding redemption, which they did in five games. The new face of the franchise, Kawhi Leonard, took home Finals MVP honors.

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