San Antonio Spurs Player Grades in Loss to Portland Trail Blazers

By Jay Desai

The San Antonio Spurs dropped their fourth straight game on Wednesday night, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers 111-95 on the road.

Early struggles by San Antonio combined with a hot start by Portland saw the Spurs down by 16 after the first quarter. Although San Antonio was able to cut the deficit to one at the half, the energy spent to do so was apparently too much as the Spurs could not sustain momentum and found themselves down by 10 at the end of the third.

Leading the way for the Trail Blazers was Wesley Matthews who had himself a night with 31 points and five rebounds.

For the Spurs, it was all about Tim Duncan‘s vintage performance with “The Big Fundamental” finishing with 20 points and eight rebounds. Danny Green also played well, scoring 17.

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

Check out our San Antonio Spurs player grades below!

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San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN. B. Offensively, Danny Green was fantastic for the Spurs against the Trail Blazers, coming up with 17 points on 4-of-9 shooting, 3-of-7 from deep. Green also did a great job at the line, converting all six of his free throw attempts. Player grades, however, are based on overall performance and one big area in which Green was lacking was the defensive side of the ball. Green could not contain Portland guard Wesley Matthews who had himself a night with 31 points. While the former Tar Heel did grab five rebounds, that number masks the defensive struggles Green had against Portland.. SG

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

PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN. A+. Tim Duncan once again took a sip from the fountain of youth on Wednesday when San Antonio matched up against Portland. Duncan showed flashbacks to his younger days, finishing with 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting while also collecting eight rebounds. The five-time champion also stifled <strong><a rel=

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

C+. The San Antonio Spurs bench might have scored a combined 36 points, but, that is about all they did in the positive column. The reserves struggled from the field, only connecting on 15-of-37 shot attempts. Rebounding was also an issue for the bench as the reserves combined for only 11 boards. San Antonio will really need its bench to step up in the coming weeks if they are to try to move up in the standings.. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH

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