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Post-Game Grades: San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers

By Jay Desai
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The San Antonio Spurs used an 18-2 run in the fourth quarter to retake the lead and grab a 106-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Hot shooting was the story in the Spurs win as San Antonio was able to shoot an impressive 55.4% from the field. The Spurs also got to the line 29 times, converting 19 of those attempts which was good for a plus-nine advantage from the charity stripe.

Manu Ginobili led the offensive attack for San Antonio, coming off the bench to score 28 points in a little over 26 minutes. Kawhi Leonard also played well finishing with a 21 point 13 rebound double-double.

For the Pacers, their offensive attack was led by Rodeny Stuckey and his 22 points.

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

Check out our player grades below!

Tony Parker played great for the Spurs in their winning effort, scoring 21 points, grabbing four rebounds, and dishing out six assists. The only reason Parker does not get an “A+” is because of the three turnovers he committed. That is not a terrible number for giveaways but you would like to see at least a 2.5:1 turnover to assist ratio from a point guard of Parker’s stature.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER. A

DANNY GREEN. C-. Danny Green was back in the starting lineup Wednesday night against the Pacers but looked very out-of-place as the guard only scored two points on a poor 1-of-4 shooting. The good news is that Green’s night was not a complete lost cause. He did pull down five rebounds, pick up three assists, and block three shots. Green also did well shutting down Rodney Stuckey in the second half after the Pacer guard scored 16 in the first 24 minutes.. SG. San Antonio Spurs

SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD. A. It’s really unfortunate that we cannot see Kawhi Leonard have great performances every night. Fortunately for the Spurs, tonight was one of those nights when Leonard did magical things. The forward recorded an efficient 21 point 13 rebound double-double on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. Throw in the fact that Leonad also picked up a steal and got to the free throw line six times and you have a pretty good final line for the emerging star.

A+. Tim Duncan, much like the rest of the Spurs “big four”, had a fantastic night. While Duncan did not record the double-double we have come to expect from him on a nightly basis, he did finish with 17 points and six rebounds. Duncan also put those numbers up on an above average 7-of-10 shooting night. He did not have to carry too much of the offensive burden tonight, but, when called upon, Duncan was awesome.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN

Boris Diaw did not look like the Boris Diaw Spurs fans have come to expect. The French big man uncharacteristically had a poor night, finishing with only two points, four rebounds, and four assists. Diaw also shot the ball poorly finishing the game 1-of-3 from the field. Throw in the three turnovers Diaw also committed and you can see the struggle that was on display for San Antonio’s starting center.. C. San Antonio Spurs. BORIS DIAW. D+

The San Antonio Spurs bench was fantastic offensively against the Pacers, being led by Manu Ginobili’s 28 points off the bench. Although the Spurs reserves were impressive, scoring 43 points, the reason they don’t get a better grade is because of their weak performance on the defensive end. The Pacers bench ended the night with 42 points, just one less than the Spurs bench which had 43. While the minutes between the team’s reserve units don’t match up exactly, you would like to see better containment from the Spurs bench.. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH. B

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