DECADE IN RE­VIEW

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

There were seven dif­fer­ent fran­chises with at least one NBA cham­pi­onship in the 2010s, Golden State lead­ing the way with three fol­lowed by Mi­ami with two.

San An­to­nio was one of the five clubs with one — but a case could be made for the Spurs be­ing the team of the decade.

The Spurs had the most wins in the 2010s, whether just count­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son or adding both the reg­u­lar sea­son and the play­offs to­gether. Ok­la­homa City was No. 2 in reg­u­lar sea­son wins, fol­lowed by Golden State, Hous­ton and Mi­ami.

The fewest wins? That would be Sacra­mento, fol­lowed by Min­nesota, Brook­lyn, Phoenix and New York. But a spe­cial decade-long award for fu­til­ity should go to Detroit and Sacra­mento — the only teams in the NBA that didn’t win a play­off game in the 2010s. The Pis­tons have lost 14 con­sec­u­tive post­sea­son con­tests since win­ning Game 4 of the 2008 East­ern Con­fer­ence fi­nals.

Other high marks from the 2010s:

Most points — Devin Booker scored 70 points for Phoenix against Bos­ton on March 24, 2017.

Most re­bounds — Kevin Love had 31 for Min­nesota against New York on Nov. 12, 2010.

Most as­sists — Ra­jon Rondo had 25 for New Or­leans against Brook­lyn on Dec. 27, 2017.

Most steals — Lou Wil­liams had 10 for the Los Angeles Clip­pers against Utah on Jan. 20, 2018, and Dray­mond Green had 10 for Golden State against Mem­phis on Feb. 10, 2017. Green’s was part of a most unique triple-dou­ble; he also had 11 re­bounds and 10 as­sists, but only four points.

Most 3-point­ers — Klay Thomp­son made 14 for Golden State against Chicago on Oct. 29, 2018.

Most blocks — Poor Chicago. JaVale McGee had 12 for Washington against the Bulls on March 15, 2011, and Hassan White­side had 12 for Mi­ami against the Bulls on Jan. 25, 2015.

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