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San Antonio Spurs vs Milwaukee Bucks: Post Game Grades

Jan 4, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) puts pressure on San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan (21) in the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 4, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) puts pressure on San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan (21) in the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Antonio Spurs got a big night from rookie Jonathon Simmons whom scored a career-high 18 points in the teams 123-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

The Good: Jonathon Simmons was impressive. The Spurs athletic swingman showed his game as he soared to the rim on two occasions (video below of one) for dunks that electrified the Spurs. He was near perfect from the floor hitting 6 of 7. Simmons made his debut with the Spurs back on November 14th. He spent last season with the Austin Toros, San Antonio’s NBA D-League Affiliate.

Seven players in double-figures has to say something good about this offense.

LaMarcus Aldridge

and

Tim Duncan

both finished with double-double’s. Patty Mills started for the injured Tony Parker. Mills finished with 10 points and five assists.

What more can you say about the Spurs second unit? The Spurs bench outscored the Bucks 56-23. Boris Diaw continued his strong play as he notched 14 points and four rebounds in 19 minutes of play.

The Bad: I would still like for the turnover situation to be handled better. Against the Bucks, San Antonio turned the ball over 13 times.

X-Factor: Playing team ball and trusting each player on the floor. The Spurs have proven that ball-movement is key to their success. The team assisted on 32 of the teams 49 made baskets. Moving the ball around and not holding has been the Spurs offense for many years. Each player on the team are exceptional passers. There are times when overpassing is seen, but the team more than likely makes the right decisions.

San Antonio Spurs. PATTY MILLS. A. 10 points (3-5 3P), 5 assists, 1 rebound — Filling in for the injured Tony Parker, Mills did a good job running the offense and controlling the game.. PG

D+. 3 points (1-of-6 FG), 2 1 assists, 2 rebounds — Not a good night for Mr. Green. Just when you think he may have found his shot after coming off of a 15 point performance against Houston, he comes back down.. SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD. A+. 24 points (9-of-12 FG), 2 steals, 2 rebounds — He can do it all. Leonard is asked to do so many things on the floor that he takes it in stride. His 24 points led all scorers.. SF

A. 16 points (6-of-14), 11 rebounds — Aldridge notched another double-double against the Bucks. He has become a force on the offensive end and he made it hard for the Bucks bigs to control him. Aldridge continues to show his strong mid-range game.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE

A. 14 points (7-of-12 FG), 10 rebounds, 2 steals — Duncan too notched a double-double. Continuing to prove that age is nothing but a number, Duncan continues to play at a high-level for the Spurs. . C. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN

A+. 53 points, 20 assists, 18 rebounds — Unbelievable. The Spurs bench continued to proved the minutes and the energy that the first unit needs. Though Simmons was the talk of the night with his career night, Ginobili notched seven assists to help lead the second unit who contributed 20 of the teams 32.. Bench. San Antonio Spurs. SECOND UNIT

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