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San Antonio Spurs Player Grades in Win Over Indiana Pacers

By Jay Desai

The San Antonio Spurs won their first game of their nine game rodeo trip on Monday night, defeating the Indiana Pacers 95-93.

The Spurs, who trailed by 14 points entering the fourth quarter, dipped into their experience and used a 30-14 run over the final 12 minutes to pick up the win over the Pacers.

The win was even more impressive as it marked San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich’s 1,000th victory, only the ninth coach to do so.

Leading the way for the Spurs was starting point guard Tony Parker, who turned back the clock a little in his 19 point, six assist performance. Tim Duncan was also strong for San Antonio, 15 points and eight rebounds.

Indiana was guided by former Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey, who finished with 18 points. David West also played well for the Pacers, recording a 10 point, 18 rebound double-double

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

Check out our San Antonio Spurs player grades below!

Tony Parker seemed to have heard the chatter that father time was coming for him on Monday night as he absolutely turned back the clock against the Pacers. It was not a great shooting night, only 7-of-17 from the field, but Parker did put up Tony Parker like numbers, going for a team high 19 points and six assists. The 6-foot-2 guard also did a solid job containing Pacers starting point guard <strong><a rel=. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER. B+

C-. <strong><a rel=. SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD. C. <strong><a rel=. SF

B+. Tim Duncan recovered from his not so great performance on Sunday night to put up solid numbers against the Pacers. The former Wake Forest star went for what we would expect from a 38-year-old All-Star, a solid 15 point, eight rebound, five block night. While it would have been nice to see Duncan contain Pacers star David West on the boards, West grabbed 18 rebounds, that would have just been icing on the cake the way “The Big Fundamental” played against Indiana. With most of the Spurs team in a shooting lull, it will be up to Duncan to continue to be that rock and have these kind of performances so that the Spurs do not fall in the standings on this road trip.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN

F. <strong><a rel=. C. San Antonio Spurs. MATT BONNER

B. The San Antonio Spurs bench had another great night, combing for 40-plus points once again. Not only did the Spurs reserves outscore the Pacers reserves 43-35, but, all the San Antonio role players that stepped on the floor finished with at least four points. <strong><a rel=. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH

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