San Antonio Spurs trio tie record set by LA Lakers greats

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The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 in Game One of their Western Conference playoff final series Monday night, and in doing so three of their longstanding stars equalled a record set by some of the greatest players to ever play the game.

Last night's win saw Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Tim Duncan rack up their 110th playoff win together as a trio - a number only achieved previously by the showtime-era Lakers triumvirate of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Cooper during the 1980s.

A truly impressive feat by anyone's standards, and one that goes to show just how effective the Spurs trio have been since joining forces in San Antonio in the 2002-03 season.

In that first season together, the two non-US players helped Duncan and the Spurs to the NBA title, and they have gone on to win two more Finals series (in 2005 and 2007) since.

While Magic and co achieved the total in just nine seasons - helping the Lakers to five titles and seven Finals appearances overall - Ginobili, Parker, and Duncan can go on to hold the record outright if they win any of their remaining postseason games this season.

Judging by the way they played at the AT&T Center Monday night, with veteran Duncan hitting 27 points, that 111th win can't be too far off.

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