San Antonio Spurs Game Grades vs Bucks: Tim Duncan Delivers

By Michael Rehome
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It was the play of the San Antonio Spurs 39-year old Tim Duncan on Wednesday night that took center stage.

Duncan was remarkable on Wednesday night. In just 19 minutes of play, he had 16 points and 10 rebounds. With he 25 point victory, the Spurs are now 10-0 at the home this season.

The young Milwaukee Bucks did put up a fight. They were able to cut the Spurs lead down to six points with two-minutes into the second half.

What transpired after–a Spurs run. The Spurs went on a 15-1 spurt which would put them comfortable position.

Defense was key in the spurs 95-70 win. They held the Bucks to 33.8 percent shooting from the floor. This is a game that the Spurs needed to come out to after their three point loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

What was apparent was the length of the Bucks and how that would effect the Spurs game in the paint–well it did not. San Antonio owned the battle in the paint as they were plus-14 (48-34).

Also, the Spurs second unit had themselves a game. Led by the charge of Patty Mills whom scored 13 points, the bench hauled off 50 of the teams 95.

It truly was the Spurs defense that took control of this game. Their defense has now held 12 opponents under 90 points this season.

B. 8 points (2-6 FG), 3 assists, 2 steals — Parker did not have a great game shooting from the field. It is what he brings to this team that makes him so valuable. With so many weapons that the Spurs have, Parker is not having to use most of his energy on the offensive end. It was also the length of the Bucks that caused Parker to have to change his game up.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER

C. 2 points (1-5 FG), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals — He’s struggling. Though he is not scoring on the offensive end and it showed against Milwaukee, I can’t give him anything lower than a C-. Green does play good defense and still contributes even when shots are not falling.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

B. 13 points (3-12 FG), 3 rebounds, 4 assists — We knew that a game like this would happen. Leonard looked out of sink against the Bucks. He missed shots that he probably wondered how he did. First time this season that Leonard has failed to hit the 20 point mark.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

Dec 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard O.J. Mayo (3) shoots the ball as San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green (L) and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (R) defend during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

B. 6 points (3-10 FG), 9 rebounds, 5 blocks — He delivered on defense. He was key in the Spurs defense that held the Bucks to just 70 points. He also notched a season-high 5 blocks.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE

San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN. A. 16 points (7-11 FG), 10 rebounds — He is 39-years old folks. Duncan started the game off for the Spurs hitting a jumper that hit nothing but the bottom of the net. From that point on, Duncan’s play on both ends of the floor help the Spurs with an easy win.. C

A++. 50 points, 26 rebounds, 15 assists, 4 steals — It is crazy what this second unit can do when they are all clicking. Patty Mills led the bench with 13 points. It was the play of Manu Ginobili that had everyone on their feet when he received a pass from Boris Diaw that led to a two-handed jam by Ginobili. That’s right, Ginobili rose up. He came back the next play and drained a three that led to a Bucks timeout. This second unit is so important to this team. It is a good sign to bounce back from their 15 total points they had against the Bulls.. Bench. San Antonio Spurs. SECOND UNIT

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