San Antonio Spurs Game Grades vs Sixers: Domination


Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili all sat out for the San Antonio Spurs as they saw their team romp the Philadelphia Sixers 119-68 Monday night.

It was a game that all Spurs fans were wanting to see from LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge led the Spurs with 26 points and nine rebounds in just 21-minutes of play. Tony Parker pitched in 12 points and did not have a single turnover.

Though Aldridge had his best game of the season, it was Boban Marjanovic who set his career-high with 18 points and a dunk that almost to the lives of two Sixers players.

Going into the game everyone knew that the Spurs would have their way with the Sixers. Entering the game with a 1-17 record, it was ugly from the start. Philadelphia saw first hand why San Antonio has the best defense in the league.

With Duncan and Leonard both out of the starting-lineup, defense still prevailed. Only giving up 68 points–their best of the season thus far, the Spurs offense lit it up as well shooting 61.8 percent from the floor.

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A game in which I would of loved to be talking about Danny Green finding his groove did not happen. Green played 18 minutes and attempted three shots. His lone made basket was a three pointer.

With the route starting early on, Spurs fans had a chance to see some of the newer faces on the floor for longer lengths rather than garbage time, even though after the first quarter, it was garbage time.

The win marks the Spurs best margin of victory in franchise history.

12 points (5-8 FG), 6 assists, 4 rebounds — Exceptional. Parker played one heck of a game. I know, it was against the Sixers. Parker managed the game well and picked his spots often and fed the hot hands for the Spurs. What sticks out about his performance, no turnovers.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER. A+

A. 3 points (1-3 3PT), 2 rebounds, 2 assists — The team was +21 with Green on the floor. He didn’t shot bad despite only taking three attempts. I would of liked to have seen Green taking more attempts than he did to find his stroke again.. SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

San Antonio Spurs. KYLE ANDERSON. A. 7 points (2-4 FG), 5 rebounds, 1 assist — Anderson got the start with Leonard out of the lineup. Though he did not put up the same numbers, he still did a good job.. SF

A++. 26 points (11-15 FG), 9 rebounds — What a game by LA. He was in a groove and the rest of the Spurs team saw that and kept feeding him the ball. The game that all Spurs fans were wanting to see from Aldridge. He is fitting right in. His mid-range game is deadly when he is on.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE

MATT BONNER. A. 9 points (4-6 FG), 3 assists — Bonner gets the start with Duncan resting for the Spurs. Bonner has not seen much action this season and stepping right into the starting lineup and playing the way he did is the reason why he is a fan favorite. Bonner nailed a three-pointer and was 4-of-6 from the floor. He played a key role in keeping their bigs off the glass.. C. San Antonio Spurs

A+. 62 points, 26 rebounds, 20 assists, 2 steals — Wow! Marjanovic and Simmons both had tremendous games for the second unit. If this production can continue and the Spurs can keep getting this kind of output from their bench, that can come as a huge advantage. It was great to see them get as many minutes as they did. A great night all around.. Bench. San Antonio Spurs. SECOND UNIT

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