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Spurs Biggest Takeaways from Loss to New Orleans

By George Middleton

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The San Antonio Spurs trailed by 10 against the New Orleans Pelicans going into the fourth quarter and rallied to even go up one with 12 seconds to play after Danny Green hit three free throws. But Anthony Davis decided to close the show for the Pelicans as he hit the game winning layup for the Pelicans with six seconds to play. Here are the biggest takeaways from the game.

-Anthony Davis=Unstoppable

Not only did Davis make the game winning layup, but he simply dominated the game on both ends. Davis finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, 6 steals, and 4 blocks. Davis was the difference in the game, had the Spurs held him in check they win the game. The more Davis plays the more apparent it is becoming that he will be the best big in the league, it’s only a matter of time, maybe tomorrow.

-Spurs Rebounded Well

Usually the team that dominates the glass wins the game, that wasn’t the case in this game. The Spurs out rebounded the Pelicans 49-30 yet they lost, maybe it was their 18 turnovers. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 14 rebounds and Duncan chipped in with 10.

Tony Parker Dominates

Tony Parker has had a terrific year thus far and it continued against the Pelicans. Parker finished with 28 points and 4 assists on 11-18 shooting. The only negative in Parker’s night was his five turnovers. An alarming statistic for Parker is that he still doesn’t have one steal all season.

-No Kyle Anderson

After playing 31 minutes in an embarrassing loss to the Houston Rockets, Kyle Anderson didn’t see any time against the Pelicans. The minutes came mainly because of the absences of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Marco Belinelli, and Tiago Splitter. Anderson filled the stat sheet grabbing 8 rebounds and dishing 4 assists against Houston on Thursday.

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