San Antonio Spurs Player Grades in Win Over Atlanta Hawks

By Jay Desai

The San Antonio Spurs increased their win streak to three games on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 114-95 on the road.

Although the Hawks have the best record in the East, they were no match for the Spurs, falling behind by as many as 20 points in the first quarter.

San Antonio took advantage of that early lead and used their experience to maintain the deficit, never allowing Atlanta to take the lead in this game.

Kawhi Leonard was a big reason for the Spurs win, coming awfully close to a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Tim Duncan also flirted with a triple-double, 12 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.

For the Hawks, it was about the valiant effort by back-up Dennis Schroder. With the Atlanta starters struggling for the most part, Schroder came off the bench to provide some much needed points to keep the gap from growing even larger. The German point guard was good for the Hawks, providing 18 points and five assists.

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

Check out our San Antonio Spurs player grades below!

PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER. C+. <strong><a href=

DANNY GREEN. A. <strong><a href=. SG. San Antonio Spurs

KAWHI LEONARD. A+. Simply said, Kawhi Leonard was awesome against Atlanta. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP was flying all over the court, barely missing a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Leonard also contributed to four Hawks turnovers by coming away with four steals. The former first-round pick did not stop there though. He also contained Atlanta starting small forward <strong><a href=. SF. San Antonio Spurs

A. Tim Duncan, much like Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard, also created trouble for the Hawks on Sunday. Duncan almost recorded a triple-double of his own, recording 12 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. The future Hall-of-Famer also got on it on defensive, rejecting four Atlanta shots. It would have been nice to see Duncan do a better job of containing Hawks power forward <strong><a href=. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN

A+. <strong><a href=. C. San Antonio Spurs. TIAGO SPLITTER

B. The San Antonio Spurs bench did not really show up against Atlanta but it did not matter. The Spurs reserves combined for 36 points with the majority of that scoring coming from <strong><a href=. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH

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