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San Antonio Spurs vs Atlanta Hawks Post-Game Grades

By Jay Desai
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The San Antonio Spurs picked up their second victory of the season last night, holding off a fourth quarter rally and defeating the Atlanta Hawks 94-92.

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The Hawks had the final possession in the game with a chance to tie the game or take the lead but were thwarted by the Spurs defense.

The game marked Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich’s 900th win together, the most all-time in player-coach combo history.

Now that the game is over, we have post-game grades for key Spurs players in the San Antonio Atlanta game!

Check out our player grades below!

B+. Tony Parker was great for the Spurs offensively scoring 17 points and grabbing seven boards while shooting 7-of-12 from the field. Parker’s only knocks from the game were the seven turnovers he committed and his low assist numbers, only two for the game.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER

A. Danny Green gets an A for his solid performance against the Hawks. The former Tar Heel did exactly what his role entails, making threes and playing defense. Green finished the game with 10 points and seven rebounds. He also made two threes and added a steal and a block on the defensive end.. SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

B+. Kawhi Leonard was much better in his second game back than his first. The forward played solid scoring 11 points and picking up six rebounds. Those numbers are right at his averages from last season which is good news for the San Antonio Spurs.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

Saying Tim Duncan was impressive against the Atlanta Hawks would be an understatement. The future Hall-of-Famer scored 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and added four assists, three steals, and six blocks. For reference, that’s the first time since 1985-1986 that any player over 35 his finished with that stat line. If you are looking for something to lower the greatness of Duncan’s performance, you can look at his 5-of-12 shooting from the floor. That isn’t enough for us to give Tim Duncan anything less than an A+ though, especially when you throw in the fact Duncan and Popovich won their 900th game together, the most all-time in player-coach combo history.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN. A+

--. Some people would be fine giving Tiago Splitter a grade but we are going to with an incomplete here. The game marked Splitter’s first game of the season after missing the entire preseason and the first two games of the regular season with a right calf injury. It is important to note Splitter did play well in his limited minutes against the Hawks though, finishing the game with five points and four rebounds while shooting a perfect 2-of-2 from the field. Also important to note here is that Pop said that Splitter did <a title=. C. San Antonio Spurs. TIAGO SPLITTER

. SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH. A. Solid performance for the San Antonio Spurs bench in this one, having three players score in double figures. Manu Ginobili led all scorers off the bench with 12 points. Boris Diaw and Cory Joseph were also solid off the bench, scoring 11 and 10 points respectively. Keep an eye on Marco Belinelli here. The Italian guard <a title=.

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