Post-Game Grades: San Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings


The San Antonio Spurs picked up a little revenge on Friday night, defeating the Sacramento Kings 112-104 at home after losing to them earlier this season on the road.

The Spurs’ offensive ability was is in full display in the win with San Antonio shooting an impressive 51.2% from the field and 12-of-24 from three. The Spurs also compiled 29, led by Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker’s eight assists each.

In addition to dishing out eight dimes, Parker also scored a game high 27 points. Tim Duncan, 18 points eight rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard, 19 points, were also fantastic for the Spurs.

On the other side, the Sacramento Kings found their offense from Rudy Gay, who finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.

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

Check out our player grades below!

PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER. A+. Tony Parker was impressive once again for the Spurs, finishing the game with 27 points and eight assists. Parker also got to the line six times, converting all six attempts, and connected on one three, raising his three-point percentage to the highest in NBA history through 15 games. The French guard did commit three turnovers, but, we will excuse that for the great work he did in other categories.

San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN. A+. Danny Green’s second straight game in the starting lineup after being moved to off the bench duties with the return of Marco Belinelli was a much better outing. Green stuffed the stat sheet in the little over 20 minutes he was on the floor, picking up 11 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks. The former Tar Heel also was a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arc. There’s nothing more Spurs fans could have asked from Green tonight. He played his role as a 3-and-D guy well in the limited minutes he was out on the floor.. SG

B+. Kawhi Leonard has another good game Friday night in San Antonio’s win over Sacramento. Leonard showed off his scoring ability for a second game in a row, scoring 19. The forward also picked up nearly half of the Spurs blocked shots, ending the game with four. While Leonard was great in the scoring and blocked shot categories, it would have been nice to see him play a little more defense on his matchup Rudy Gay. Gay finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, basically dwarfing Leonard’s final stat line.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

Tim Duncan, like much of the other Spurs starters, play a marvelous game in San Antonio’s winning effort. “The Big Fundamental” nearly recorded another double-double, finishing the game with 18 points and eight rebounds. Duncan also played fantastically on the defensive end, limiting his matchup Jason Thompson to only four points. Add in the fact that Duncan also blocked two shots and you have another example of the 38-year-old still showing people how it’s done.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN. A+

C-. Boris Diaw by far had the weakest game out of any of the five starters. Fortunately for the Spurs and Diaw, the rest of the team was on point allowing the French big man’s troubles to be masked. Diaw finished the game with nine points, four rebounds, and four assists. While those are solid numbers for a player not expected to shoulder the offensive load, the numbers Diaw put up were not efficient. He was only 3-of-9 from the field and his matchup, the often joked about Ryan Hollins, scored 15 and grabbed six rebounds. That does not make a good combination to help your argument for a solid game.. C. San Antonio Spurs. BORIS DIAW

C+. The San Antonio Spurs bench was definitely outplayed by the Sacramento Kings reserves on Friday. The Spurs bench was not only outscored, 33-28, they were also out-rebounded by the Kings bench, 17-13. San Antonio did receive good efforts from Manu Ginobili, seven points eight assists, Aron Baynes, 10 points, and Matt Bonner, eight points, but the other three reserves, Cory Joseph, Marco Belinelli, and Jeff Ayres were flat-out ineffective. The good news for the Spurs is that the starters were such offensive juggernauts that it did not matter what came out of the bench.. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH

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