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San Antonio Spurs Player Grades in Win Over Chicago Bulls

By Jay Desai
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The San Antonio Spurs improved to 3-0 on their current six-game home-stand Sunday afternoon, beating the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls, 116-105.

The Spurs started started strong, building a six point lead after the first quarter, and kept it up the rest of the way, never trailing after tying the game at 4-4 early in the first quarter.

Tony Parker led the way for San Antonio, scoring a season high 32 points along with four rebounds and two assists. Kawhi Leonard pitched in on both sides of the ball, registering 20 points, eight rebounds, and three steals.

The Bulls had a nice inside-outside combination going in the loss with Aaron Brooks contributing 22 points and Paul Gasol  recording 23 points and 15 rebounds.

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

Check out our San Antonio Spurs player grades below!

A. Tony Parker continued his excellent work during this Spurs home-stand on Sunday, scoring a season high 32 points on 13-of-19 shooting along with four rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Parker’s low assist numbers are a bit concerning given the emphasis on ball movement within San Antonio’s system, however, those numbers can be excused given the fact that the Spurs won. Better defense would also appreciated, Bulls starting point guard Aaron Brooks finished with 22 points, but still, when you’re winning, especially the way the Spurs have been recently, there’s not too much to gripe about.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER

DANNY GREEN. B+. Danny Green turned in another solid performance, this time against the Bulls, finishing in double-figures scoring for a fourth straight game. The former Tar Heel contributed 11 points in the game with nine of those coming by way of the long ball. He also pulled down three rebounds while picking up two blocks and two steals. Green played his role to perfection against Chicago and it reflects in the scoreboard. Not much more to add than that.. SG. San Antonio Spurs

A. Kawhi Leonard, much like Tony Parker, has been rolling during this win-streak. That was the case once again in San Antonio’s win over Chicago on Sunday afternoon. The 2014 Finals MVP put in his fourth straight 20-plus point outing, scoring 20 in the win over the Bulls. Leonard’s contribution to the game didn’t stop there, however. The former first-round pick also put in his fair share on the defensive side of the ball, coming down with eight rebounds while also recording three steals. He might not have been able to get to the line often, only two attempts, or connect on a three-pointer, but, we will let his game high plus-17 do the talking.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN. F. Plain and simple, Tim Duncan had one of his worst games in his career on Sunday against the Bulls. Duncan added another milestone achievement versus Chicago, but not one he wished to record, failing to make an NBA field goal for the first time in his NBA career. That’s right, “The Big Fundamental” had an 0-for night, finishing 0-of-8 from the field with three points. Duncan might have registered eight rebounds and three assists but when we look back at this night, unfortunately all that will be remembered is his failure to record a field goal. Also, we might remember Pau Gasol dominating the Spurs frontcourt with 23 points and 15 rebounds.

San Antonio Spurs. TIAGO SPLITTER. C+. Tiago Splitter also struggled to contain the Bulls frontcourt contributing a measly eight points and three rebounds. Now those numbers are not too bad for a role player kind-of-guy in 23 minutes but when you consider Chicago’s Joakim Noah and Paul Gasol combined for 27 points, 26 rebounds, and nine assists, you see the issue. Fortunately for the Spurs, the other parts of the team were solid which allowed San Antonio to overcome those deficiencies. Next time the Spurs might not be so fortunate, but for now it is okay.. C

. SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH. B. The San Antonio Spurs bench would have received a much worse grade had it not been for the heroics for two certain players against the Bulls. The reserves combined for 42 points but the bulk of that came from Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw. Ginobili registered 16 points and four rebounds while Diaw recorded 15 points. It could have been a more balanced attack from the bench but a win is a win and at this point in the season, you will take what you get..

Next: Game Recap: Spurs vs. Bulls

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