The Spurs were preoccupied with problems of their own Feb. 27, the night Golden State’s Stephen Curry went nuclear at Madison Square Garden.

While Curry was busy lighting up the New York Knicks for 54 points and 11 3-pointers, the Spurs were slogging through a 105-101 overtime loss to the cellar-dwelling Phoenix Suns.

It was only later that Spurs players — at least those with access to Twitter, the Internet or a functioning television set — became aware of the game for the ages that the Warriors guard had put up half a continent away.

“There are many players who can score 20, 22 a game,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said. “In a single game, to score 50-plus with 11 threes? You can tell he’s special.”

Curry revisits the AT&T Center tonight, and if there’s any reason to believe the Warriors can snap a string of 28 consecutive losses in San Antonio, it is him.

The recently turned 25-year-old has always been an elite scorer. His 22 points per game ranks eighth in the NBA.

It wasn’t until one night in Gotham last month, in which Curry made 18 of 28 shots and set a Golden State record for 3-pointers in a loss to the Knicks, that he cemented himself as one of the most dangerous offensive players in the NBA.

Only 12 other players in NBA history have topped 50 points at the Garden. In doing so, Curry etched his name on a list that includes the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sums up the pressure Curry puts on a defense this way: “He’s a nightmare.”

“He’s something else,” Popovich said. “You think you’ve got him pretty well covered, and he shoots it from 3 feet further out. So then you’re paranoid, and you run at him, so he drives and kicks and hits the open man, and that guy gets an uncontested shot.”