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San Antonio Spurs Player Grades in Loss to Los Angeles Clippers

By Jay Desai

The San Antonio Spurs saw themselves end up on the short end of the stick in their fourth game of their nine game rodeo road trip, losing to the Los Angeles Clippers 119-115.

The Spurs stayed right by the Clippers all the way until the final buzzer but were unable to make it over the hill, trailing the entire fourth quarter despite being only down by two heading into that final period.

DeAndre Jordan led the way for the Clippers, who won their third game in a row, finishing with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Chris Paul recorded a double-double of his own for Los Angeles, 22 points and 16 assists.

For San Antonio, it was all about the “turning back the clock,” performances from their two aging stars Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. Parker collected 21 points and 13 assists on the night while Duncan also had a double-double, 30 points and 11 rebounds.

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

Check out our San Antonio Spurs player grades below!

A-. Tony Parker had a “turning back the clock,” type performance on Thursday night when the Spurs faced the Clippers. The former 2007 Finals MVP gave a huge helping hand in trying to lead his team to victory with his 21 points and 13 assists. Although San Antonio did not pick up the win, you cannot knock Parker’s offensive performance against Los Angeles. Better defense from Parker would have been great in this one though as his match-up, Chris Paul, had an equally impressive night with 22 points and 16 assists.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER

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

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

Tim Duncan, like Parker, turned back the clock on Thursday night going for 30 points and 11 rebounds. Duncan was also solid defensively, picking up a steal and a block. What is really going to sting though is the fact that San Antonio did not get the win. These types of performances from Duncan are becoming less frequent and it’s important to put these games in the win column when “The Big Fundamental” goes off like he did against Los Angeles.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN. A

B+. <strong><a rel=. C. San Antonio Spurs. ARON BAYNES

B. The San Antonio Spurs bench was solid against the Clippers, but solid did not cut it, at least this time. The reserves combined to score 37 points which would normally be a great number, if it were not for the fact that the Clippers bench managed to score 38 combined points. It was a nice effort by the likes of <strong><a rel=. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH

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