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Post-Game Grades: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

By Jay Desai
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The San Antonio Spurs improved to 3-0 on their four game road trip through the NBA’s Pacific Division last night with a 93-80 win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.

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San Antonio dominated the entire game, building a 26 point lead at one point.

It was a big night for Spurs star Tim Duncan as, one game after joining the 14,000 rebound club, he joined the 25,000 point club, only the 19th player in NBA history to do so.

The Spurs once again shot impressively from three. After torching the Warriors from deep shooting 40% from behind the arc, San Antonio was at it again, hitting 10-of-23 three-point attempts.

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

Check out our player grades below!

B. Tony Parker put in a solid effort against the Lakers, nearly recording a double-double with 11 points and nine assists in his 31 minutes on the court. Parker also shot decent from the field, hitting 4-of-9 attempts. The only knock against the French guard was his turnover issues. Parker committed three in the game, which is almost half of the Spurs eight total turnovers.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER

C. Danny Green’s road game shooting struggles continued Friday night in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard only converted 3-of-10 shots. The good news here is that Green was effective from three, one of his specialties. Green’s three makes actually all came on three-pointers, resulting in the former Tar Heel nearly finishing in double figures with nine points.. SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

KAWHI LEONARD. A. It’s a shame Kawhi Leonard did not get to play many minutes due to the injury he suffered that required stitches. It looked like Leonard was about to have another fantastic game until it was cut short because of Kobe accidentally taking a whack at Kawhi’s head, drawing blood. Leonard was fantastic in his 18 or minutes on the floor though, converting 5-of-6 field goals for 12 ponts. He also tossed in five rebounds which was nice. The good news is Kawhi says he’s ready to go against Sacramento. Hopefully we can see the Spurs superstar put on another show in the California capital.. SF. San Antonio Spurs

I’m having a hard time remembering when Tim Duncan has not put together a double-double performance in a game. Duncan was back at it Friday night against the Lakers, putting in 13 points and 11 rebounds, moving him ever so close to passing Karl Malone for fifth all-time in double-doubles. Did I also mention he joined the 25,000 point club in the win?. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN. A

MATT BONNER. A+. Matt Bonner receives our only “A+” grade tonight simply because of the fact “The Red Mamba” outscored “Black Mamba”. That’s right, you read that correctly. Bonner finished the game with 10 points while Kobe finished with nine. Bonner also added a couple of threes and a couple of rebounds for a nice final line, especially considering he only played 20 minutes.. C. San Antonio Spurs

C+. The San Antonio Spurs bench was definitely not as solid as we would have liked to see. Cory Joseph played well for the reserves, finishing the night as the Spurs leading scorer with 14 points but he was really the only San Antonio bench player who played solid. Ginobili finished with nine but he struggled to shoot the ball, only 2-of-9 from the field. Manu was not the only reserve who struggled from the field though. The Spurs bench experienced shooting woes the whole night, the worst case being Boris Diaw’s 3-of-12 night.. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH

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