A: Danny Green
Green’s final line: 25 points, four rebounds, 9-10 shooting, 7 3-pointers. His true shooting percentage, which takes into account free throws, 2-pointers and 3-pointers, was 125 percent. Though it is physically impossible to make higher than 100 percent of shot attempts, it certainly felt that Green was debunking everything we knew about basketball. He raised his 3-point percentage about 30 points to 39.6 percent in the process.
B: Kawhi Leonard
Since we were deprived of Leonard for a month, it is easy to forget how disruptive he is in the passing lanes. Earning his first start since he injured his quadriceps, Leonard created five steals — including a breakaway dunk — while making three 3-pointers. He was active on both ends and it is only a matter of time before the Spurs rotation returns to last year’s offensive efficiency — which is only possible with Leonard manning the starting spot.
C: Darren Collison
Collison was questionable with an illness. The four-year guard, with 16 starts this season, came off the bench and paced the team in scoring with 15 points in a shade over 24 minutes. He was one of the few bright spots on a Mavericks team that allowed San Antonio to make a season-high 20 3-pointers.
D: Tiago Splitter
Splitter’s only basket was an emphatic dunk with 1.9 seconds remaining in the third. It gave the Spurs a 34-point lead heading to the fourth and a season-high 100 points through three quarters. Splitter missed his other three shots and even though his seven rebounds in limited action are impressive, he was underwhelming compared to his teammates.
F: Dominique Jones
Jones’ third start of the year wasn’t pretty. He jacked up seven shots, clanking six. In the fourth quarter, when Pop deployed the bench to protect a 34-point lead, Jones added three free throws and a bucket to give him a slightly less mediocre five points in 20 minutes.