San Antonio Spurs Player Grades in Win Over Miami Heat

By Jay Desai

The San Antonio Spurs won their fourth straight game on Tuesday night, defeating the Miami Heat 95-81 on the road.

The Spurs started off slow, trailing by one point at the end of the first, but heated up while cranking up the defensive intensity to beat the Heat in this Finals rematch.

San Antonio’s defense was particularly great as they forced Miami to shoot 40.5% for the game while forcing 18 turnovers.

Kawhi Leonard was once again the man for the Spurs, scoring a game-high 22 points along with recording nine rebounds, four steals, and two blocks. Tim Duncan also played well, registering a 12 point 11 rebound double-double.

Goran Dragic tried to keep hopes alive for the Heat by scoring a team-high 19 points. Miami also received a good effort off the bench with two players scoring in double-figures, but, even that was not enough to save the Heat.

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

Check out our San Antonio Spurs player grades below!

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

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

A+. Kawhi Leonard had probably the best night of all Spurs players on Tuesday night against the Heat. Leonard was all over the place, scoring 22, grabbing nine rebounds, and picking up three assists. The 2014 Finals MVP was also a defensive nightmare, blocking two shots in addition to the four steals he picked up. Leonard could do no wrong in this game, getting to the line six times while shooting 8-of-13 from the field. As long as Leonard continues to play at this scary pace, the Spurs have a chance to win every night, no matter the opponent.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

TIM DUNCAN. B+. Tim Duncan was not on the floor for very long, only 24 minutes, but did what he usually does, come in and contribute productive minutes. Productive best describes Duncan’s performance as the future Hall-of-Famer contributed 12 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks in his short floor stint. Duncan also made life difficult for the Miami front-court, forcing the Heat starting front-court to shoot a combined 5-of-18 from the floor. Overall, a solid performance by the five-time champion.. PF. San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs. TIAGO SPLITTER. B-. It was not <strong><a href=. C

C. The San Antonio Spurs bench did not really sway the final outcome of this game in either one direction or the other. The Spurs bench combined for 35 points total, but, it was not a very productive 35 points as many of the leading reserve scorers finished the game with a shooting percentage under 50%. Leading the way for the reserves were <strong><a href=. . . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH

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