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San Antonio Spurs Player Grades in Loss to New Orleans Pelicans

By Jay Desai

The San Antonio Spurs saw their 11-game win streak end on Wednesday night, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans 108-103 on the road.

The Spurs fell behind by as many as 15 in the first quarter and just could not recover, closing the deficit to as little as three but never being able to get over the hump.

Although San Antonio was not victorious, they did receive a lot of offense production from their key players. Tony Parker led all Spurs scorers with 23 while also contributing six assists. Boris Diaw played great as well, coming off the bench to provide 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists.

Anthony Davis was the focal point of both the Pelicans offense and defense, finishing with an impressive 31 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks in a game New Orleans had to win to secure a playoff berth. Tyreke Evans also put together an impressive performance, 19 points and 11 assists.

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

Check out our San Antonio Spurs player grades below!

TONY PARKER. B+. Tony Parker had one of his better games of the month on Wednesday against the Pelicans. The French point guard led all Spurs scorers with 23 points. Not only did Parker score the ball, he did it efficiently on 11-of-17 shooting. He also added six assists, making his numbers all the more impressive. One area where Parker struggled in was on the defensive side of the ball. He simply could not handle Tyreke Evans,19 points and 11 assists, in one-on-one situations. Other than that, there is not too much to knock.. PG. San Antonio Spurs

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

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

B+. <strong><a href=. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN

San Antonio Spurs. ARON BAYNES. B+. <strong><a href=. C

. . SAN ANTONIO SPURS BENCH. A. The San Antonio Spurs bench contributed 43 points in the loss on Wedensday but most of that scoring came from just two players. San Antonio outscored New Orleans’ reserves in large part because of Patty Mills and Boris Diaw. Diaw finished with a reserve high of 20 points, along with five rebounds and five assists, while Mills added 15 points. The majority of the bench scoring coming from two players is not necessarily a bad thing, you will take points where you can get them, however, it would have been nice to see some of the other bench players get more involved on San Antonio.

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