San Antonio Spurs: Player Grades in Win Over Boston Celtics


The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Boston Celtics in convincing fashion on Sunday, 111-89.

San Antonio pressed on the gas pedal and rolled Boston after trailing 49-45 at the half. The Spurs used a huge second half, outscoring the Celtics 66-40 over the final two quarters, to seal the victory.

Danny Green led the attack for San Antonio, scoring 18 points while picking up six rebounds. Boris Diaw was also phenomenal for the winning Spurs with 15 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.

For Boston, it was all about Jeff Green and his 16 points. Rajon Rondo also tried to save the Celtics, finishing with six rebounds and 10 assists, but, only two points.

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

Check out our player grades below!

C+. Tony Parker was surprisingly off in this game. The point guard only scored nine points on an inefficient 3-of-10 shooting from the field. He did have nine assists, but, he also committed three turnovers. This performance was less surprising, however, after it was revealed that <a title=. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER

SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN. A+. Danny Green was outstanding for a second straight game. Green finished with 18 points and six rebounds, hitting four three-pointers in the process as well. The former Tar Heel also picked up three steals and played solid defense on Boston’s Avery Bradley, forcing the Celtics shooting guard to under 50% shooting for the game. Green’s role on this team is to be a 3-and-D player, and, on Sunday, he executed that role to perfection.

B. Kawhi Leonard did not do anything great in the Spurs win over the Celtics, but, he did not do anything bad either. Leonard finished with a pedestrian 12 points and six rebounds. He did also pick up two steals, however, if he wants to be considered a star in this league we are going to have to start seeing more 19 points and six rebound nights from the forward. For now, Leonard is lucky that he has three Hall-of-Famers to play with, essentially saving his player grade when he does not have elite performances like the one’s on Sunday.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

TIM DUNCAN. B. Much like Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan was pretty average in the Spurs win. Duncan picked up 14 points and eight rebounds in under 25 minutes which would have been good enough for a “B+”, however, he only shot 4-of-12 from the field. He did play solid defense though, picking up two blocks and forcing his matchup, Jared Sullinger, to shoot only 4-of-11 from the field.. PF. San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs. BORIS DIAW. A+. In a position that’s very much up in the air on this San Antonio Spurs roster, Boris Diaw has a night that could establish himself as the team’s bona-fide starter. Diaw finished the game with 15 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. He also shot an insane 5-of-6 from the field, 3-of-4 from three-point land. Spurs fans should hope they can see similar types of performances from Diaw, because as stated earlier, San Antonio’s center position has been up in the air since Tiago Splitter has gone down with injury.. C

. . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH. A+. The San Antonio Spurs bench was on point in Sunday’s win over the Boston Celtics. The reserves accounted for 43 of the Spurs’ 111 points. Aron Baynes, 13 points and five rebounds, and Cory Joseph, eight points and four assists, led the way for San Antonio’s bench. The only thing that could have made this night better for the Spurs’ reserves is if Kyle Anderson got into the scoring mix. Anderson was the only player on San Antonio’s roster not to score in the win over the Celtics (sad face).

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