Post-Game Grades: San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets


The San Antonio Spurs won their fourth straight game and seventh in their last eight on Saturday, defeating the Brooklyn Nets 99-87.

The Spurs took control of the game early and never let up, picking up a wire-to-wire victory.

Tim Duncan led San Antonio on another hot shooting night for the Spurs with a near triple-double in limited minutes, 22 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.

Tony Parker was impressive as well for San Antonio, which shot 51.9% from the field and 38.1% from deep. Parker finished with 22 points and seven assists on a solid 9-of-18 from the field.

On the other side, the Brooklyn Nets struggled to get anything going, finishing a poor 37.4% from the field. It was not all negative for the Nets as they did receive solid performances from Deron Williams, 24 points, and Mirza Teletovic, 22 points.

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

Check out our player grades below!

A-. Tony Parker was great for the Spurs tonight. Parker finished as the team’s leading scorer with 22 points. He also added seven assists, making the night even better. Parker was once again solid with turnovers, only committing three. Spurs fans might want that number to be around two but they should have no complaints since the French guard did dish out seven assists.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER

D. Marco Belinelli received the start at the two guard against the Nets as San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich tries to get the guard in rhythm after sitting out a few games with a groin injury. As expected though, Belinelli was largely ineffective. Limited to 10 minutes, Belinelli failed to register in the scoring column going 0-of-2 from the field. The Italian did grab three rebounds and pick up three assists so the start was not a total lost cause. It will take Belinelli a few games to get going so his struggles against Brooklyn are not surprising. Here’s to hoping he gets game ready soon.. SG. San Antonio Spurs. MARCO BELINELLI

Kawhi Leonard had one of those great nights  Spurs fans look forward to seeing from the emerging star. Leonard picked up 21 points and nine rebounds while shooting 9-of-19 from the field. It was a nice sight to see, however, we would like to see him do these things more consistently as Pop has emphasized in the past. Leonard did commit four turnovers though which bumps his grade down a little.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD. A-

San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN. A+. Some of the things Tim Duncan does at 38 years young are just amazing. Tonight was one of those “wow” moments for Spurs fans as Duncan nearly recorded a triple-double, finishing the game with seven points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists all in a little over 25 minutes. Duncan also picked up four blocks and three steals, making for one of the more impressive games in his career, especially given his age.. PF

B. The Spurs once slotted Boris Diaw as the starting center as the team was without Matt Bonner for a second straight game. Diaw played solid for San Antonio, picking up 10 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Nothing too special from the French big man but nothing too negative either.. C. San Antonio Spurs. BORIS DIAW

A+. The San Antonio Spurs bench performed fantastic in the blowout win over the Brooklyn Nets. In fact, the bench performed so great that Pop should seriously consider using the same guys off the bench each night. Danny Green led the reserves in this wonderful showing, putting up 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds. He also torched the Nets from the field, shooting 8-of-10 from the floor. Green was not the only good reserve tonight. Aron Baynes also had another terrific night, nearly registering a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds.. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH

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