San Antonio Spurs Player Grades in Win Over Sacramento Kings

By Jay Desai

The San Antonio Spurs won their third straight game on Wednesday night, defeating the Sacramento Kings 112-85 at home.

In the process, Tim Duncan moved up to ninth all-time in career rebounding, passing one of the great rebounding big men, Nate Thurmond.

The Spurs trailed early but it was a different story over the middle two quarters with San Antonio outscoring Sacramento 59-34 over the second and third quarters.

San Antonio’s attack was led by Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker. Leonard finished with 21 points and five rebounds while Parker scored 19.

The Kings, who had trouble putting the ball in the hoop the whole night, had four players finish in double-figures scoring with the highest two being Ray McCallum and DeMarcus Cousins. McCallum contributed 12 points while Cousins registered a team high 14 points.

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

Check out our San Antonio Spurs player grades below!

Tony Parker turned things back around on Wednesday night against the Kings after only scoring six in his last game. The 6-foot-2 guard had a great game scoring-wise, coming up with 19 points. Where he lacked, and has been lacking, was in the ball movement department. Although the Spurs did not need any more assists, 23 on the game, it would have been nice to see the former All-Star Parker pass the ball around for more than three assists. Still, San Antonio came away with the win and that’s all that matters. Moving forward, however, that’s something Parker must improve in as the Spurs play more talented teams.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER. B+

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KAWHI LEONARD. A+. Welcome back Kawhi Leonard! After a poor performance on the Spurs Rodeo Road Trip, Leonard finally seems to be returning back to his Finals MVP form with a string of solid games. The former first-round pick was back to wrecking havoc on opposing defense’s on Wednesday night, this time the unlucky victim being the Kings. Offensively, Leonard was extremely efficient, recording 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Defensively, he was strong as well, coming away with three steals and five rebounds. Did we also mention he forced <strong><a href=. SF. San Antonio Spurs

C+. It appears the energy Tim Duncan exerted on the Rodeo Road Trip to keep his team in games is coming back to hurt him. Duncan put in another poor performance against Sacramento, only mustering up five points and six rebounds. He definitely did fill the box score with four rebounds and three blocks as well, but, San Antonio will need more from him against stronger opponents. At least he has the fact that he’s now ninth all-time in career rebounds to carry with him after this game.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN

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A. The San Antonio Spurs bench did a great job keeping the momentum from their starters going against the Kings, combing for 50 points. <strong><a href=. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH

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