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Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs: Post Game Grades

Jan 6, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic (40) dunks the ball against the Utah Jazz during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 6, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic (40) dunks the ball against the Utah Jazz during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
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San Antonio continues to roll as they won their sixth straight game and improved to 21-0 at the AT&T Center after defeating the Utah Jazz 123-98 Wednesday.

The Good: As a team, San Antonio was nearly lights out from the floor shooting 60.5 percent. They made 52 of 86 from the floor. They continued to move the ball well as they assisted on 34 of those made baskets. Tim Duncan was in charge against the Utah Jazz front-court, or lack there of. Duncan finished with a season-high 18 points. He also had eight rebounds and six assists.

The bench was extraordinary. They contributed for 70 of the Spurs 123. That is right, 70! Spurs bench saw five players reach double figures.

The Bad: Tony Parker missed his second straight game due to right hip soreness.

X-Factor: I am going to have to say it was the aggressive play of Duncan. The Jazz were without their big men Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors so the Spurs and Duncan took advantage of that. In the paint the Spurs dominated. They were plus 32 in that category (68-36).

D+. 0 points (0-4 FG), 2 assists, 1 steal — Mills did not have a good night at all. Though his scoring was not needed and Ray McCallum picked up the offense for Mills. This truly was a game that any player would hit during a season.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. PATTY MILLS

B+. 6 points (2-3 FG, 2-2 3PT), 2 assists — With Green’s two 3-pointers, he surpassed a former Spur Bruce Bowen. Green has been struggling all season on the offensive side of the ball, defensively, he makes up for it and he did against the Jazz.. SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

A+. 15 points (6-11 FG), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals — Leonard continued to play at a high-level and also making his mark into MVP talks. Though he scored just 15 points, he continues to show his improvements in the off-season he made in his offensive game. Defensively, he is the leagues best. The leagues number one 3-point shooter nailed two from downtown.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

A+. 18 points (8-13 FG), 8 rebounds, 6 assists — Duncan was remarkable and instrumental in the teams thumping of the Jazz. Duncan scored a season-high 18 points. He also grabbed eight rebounds an had six assists.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN

14 points (7-8 FG), 13 rebounds, 4 assists — West filled in for LaMarcus Aldridge whom was out of the game due to rest. Remarkable. West was a man on a mission and he truly made his presence known. Notching a double-double West also was instrumental in the win.. C. San Antonio Spurs. DAVID WEST. A+

A+. 70 points, 17 assists, 13 rebounds, 5 steals — Wow! That is all you can say with the production that this second unit does night in and night out. Five players reached double-figures. Fan favorite Boban Marjanovic had 13 points and seven rebounds. Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson also added 13 each. Manu Ginobili led the bench with 14 points. He also had five assists.. Bench. San Antonio Spurs. SECOND UNIT

Next: Spurs Rout Jazz 123-98 behind Duncan's 18 points

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