A: Tiago Splitter
Splitter easily notched his most impressive performance to date — 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in 23 minutes. When he wasn’t finding Tim Duncan cutting to the lane or cleaning up the offensive glass, he was getting to the line often, making seven of eight attempts. His free throw percentage has jumped to a career-high 75 percent.
B: Boris Diaw
Notorious for his apathetic scorers mentality — which isn’t that big of a deal since he is an elite passer — Diaw may be in the process of shedding that moniker. Diaw scored a team-high 16 points, missing one of seven attempts. He didn’t add much else than scoring but you can’t complain when one of the best passers begins to hone his offensive game, putting defenders at a crossroads next time around.
C: Martell Webster
Webster was fantastic compared to his contemporaries, scoring 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Most impressively, he didn’t force the issue despite his team’s offensive ineptitude. Jordan Crawford, who led the team in scoring, doesn’t get the nod because he scored the majority of his points in garbage time.
D: Danny Green
A day after playing 48 minutes in Toronto, Green was used sparingly. In the 17 minutes that he did play, he hoisted three shots, one of which he made. And really not much else.
F: Chris Singleton
Doh. I touted Singleton as the X-Factor for tonight’s game, citing his decent on/off court numbers and balanced game. I was proven wrong as Singleton committed more personal fouls (5) than rebounds (4) in 17 minutes.