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.
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.