San Antonio Spurs Player Grades in Win Over Houston Rockets

By Jay Desai

The San Antonio Spurs won their closest game of their win streak on Friday night, edging out the Houston Rockets 104-103 on the road.

The Spurs claimed their second win over the Rockets in three nights.

Houston had a chance to win the game on their final possession but James Harden‘s game-winning lay-up attempt was blocked by Tim Duncan.

Duncan was fantastic for San Antonio, registering his 31st double-double of the season with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Aron Baynes also had a great night for the Spurs, picking up 13 points and four rebounds in 18 minutes.

The struggle from Houston’s stars was a major reason the Rockets could not pick up the win. Harden went 5-of-19 from the field in the game, 16 points, while Josh Smith missed 14 of his 26 free throw attempts.

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

Check out our San Antonio Spurs player grades below!

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

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

C+. <strong><a href=. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

TIM DUNCAN. A+. Tim Duncan was an absolute terror against the Houston Rockets. Duncan did what he’s been doing all season long on Friday night, turning back the clock. The former Finals MVP showed he can still be dominant, finishing with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks. Duncan’s efficiency in the scoring department was especially something to marvel at, going 12-of-15 from the field. Additionally, he had the biggest play of the night, blocking Harden’s potential game-winning lay-up.. PF. San Antonio Spurs

B+. Aron Baynes was only on the floor for 18 minutes but he defnitely made the most of his time. The Australian big man came out with purpose on Friday, contributing 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and four rebounds. Although Baynes did end up fouling out in the game, that should not be looked into too much as it was part of Gregg Popovich’s plan to put the Rockets on the line and make them earn their points. San Antonio would like Baynes to come off the bench to provide a spark, but with Splitter out, this will do for now.. C. San Antonio Spurs. ARON BAYNES

. SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH. B+. The San Antonio Spurs bench did a solid job of picking up some of the slack from the starters, especially the starting guards who struggled greatly. The Spurs bench combined for 42 points on the night with the majority of those points coming from their back-up guards. Patty Mills led the charge off the bench with 14 points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting night. <strong><a href=.

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