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San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets Post-Game Grades

By Jay Desai
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The short-handed San Antonio Spurs fell 98-81 on the road to the Houston Rockets in a battle of Texas.

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The score was close early, 18-15 Rockets after one, but Houston took command of the game in the second quarter, creating as big as 31 point lead and cruising to a 17 point victory.

The Spurs’ downfall ended up being their  poor shooting, only 34.4% from the field and an ugly 2-20 from three.

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

Check out our player grades below and let us know what you think of them in the comments!

TONY PARKER. C. Tony Parker seemed a little lost tonight with Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan sitting out to rest. The French point guard was not very aggressive and his final stat line showed. Parker finished with only six points and one assist. He also committed two turnovers in his almost 26 minutes on the floor. Tony Parker deserves a “C+” but I’m not feeling giving out a plus anything considering the lack of effort displayed by the San Antonio Spurs tonight, at least for now.. PG. San Antonio Spurs

C-. Danny Green honestly deserves a “D” for his performance but we will let him off with a “C-” since more of the offensive load was placed on his shoulders with Duncan and Ginobili out. Without those two stars, Green had to try to create offense on his own. Green is a role player in this system so you can probably predict the result of what happened. An ugly 3-of-13 shooting for Green with an even worse 0-of-6 from deep was the final line. At least the former Tar Heel was one of three players that scored double digits, right?. SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

Oh man, where to start with Kawhi Leonard? The forward finished with seven points, five assists, and four rebounds for the San Antonio Spurs while shooting an awful 2-of-11 from the field. This grade would be much, much lower had it not been for the four steals he picked up. The question moving forward is whether this funk Leonard is in is because of his missed playing time or whether he is starting to feel the pressure of his contract situation. Let’s just hope it’s the former.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD. C-

MATT BONNER. B. Matt Bonner actually played pretty decent for the 15 or so minutes he was on the floor for the San Antonio Spurs. The Red Mamba finished with five points on two made field goals, one of them being a three. What’s not good news, for the San Antonio Spurs that is, is that the Bonner was only one of two players to shoot at least 50% on the night.. PF. San Antonio Spurs

B+. It looks like we are on the upward trend with these player grades. I can’t tell if it’s because the performances are getting better or I am trying to convince myself these players played better than they actually did. I’m feeling a little better so I’ll go ahead and break my no plus anything rule. Aron Baynes was solid for the San Antonio Spurs, scoring 12 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Not bad when compared to some of the other players on the team from tonight. If you have to pick something to criticize Baynes for tonight, let it be his five personal fouls. C. San Antonio Spurs. ARON BAYNES

. SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH. B. I’ll give the bench a “B” but only because of Cory Joseph’s heroisms that made this game not a 30, or maybe even 40 point blowout. Joseph finished the game with 18 points, four assists, and three rebounds off the bench. He also shot a scorching 9-of-11 from the field. Joseph was really the only positive for the San Antonio Spurs reserves though. No other bench player shot above 40% and the only player with a positive plus-minus was Austin Daye, plus six. On an interesting note, it was Kyle Anderson’s regular season debut. He finished the game with 1-of-8 shooting..

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