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San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets: Post Game Grades

Jan 11, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots over Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young (30) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. San Antonio Spurs won 106-79. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots over Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young (30) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. San Antonio Spurs won 106-79. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Spurs won their eighth straight on Monday after defeating the Brooklyn Nets 106-79.  The win marks the 10th this season that Spurs have won by more than 25+–most in franchise history.

The Good: LaMarcus Aldridge started off strong making his first five shots, on his way to 12-of-17 from the floor. He finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard added 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting. Spurs continue to shoot the ball well as they finished with hitting 53 percent of their shots. They assisted on 27 of their 44 made baskets.

Spurs turned up the heat in the second half on both side of the ball as they outscored the Nets 61-41.

The Bad: Turnovers are still an issue. There were times in the first half where players were not on the same page. Tony Parker drove down the lane and Danny Green had moved from his spot from behind the 3-point line, led to a Parker turnover. Spurs had 12 turnovers in the game.

X-Factor: Aldridge played one heck of a game. It is safe to say that he is back to form. Over his last five games, Aldridge is averaging 20.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and shooting 57.8 percent making 44-of-76.

PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER. B-. 6 points (2-7 FG), 4 assists — Parker had a so-so game. He did not shoot well from the floor and had two turnovers in the game. When he was on the floor Parker was getting everyone else involved.

C-. 0 points (0-4 FG), 3 assists — There is so much that he does and has been doing this season. His scoring has dropped tremendously but Green still played an important role in getting the Spurs their eighth straight win.. SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

A+. 17 points (6–14 FG), 8 rebounds, 1 steal — Leonard hit two from behind the arc on his way to 17 points on the night. He took advantage when he had mismatches. One move he spun away from a defender and slammed it home. On another, he received a pass from Tim Duncan finishing an alley-oop which brought cheers from Spurs fans in attendance.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

A. 8 points (4-7 FG), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks — He did it all on Monday. Passing, rebounding and scoring when he could, Duncan is a excellent passer and looks to get his teammates involved and the perfect chance for them to score.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN

A+. 25 points (12-17 FG), 11 rebounds, 2 assists — Sensational. Aldridge is playing at a high-level and to have someone on the team that can take away from other players is going to be key for San Antonio’s run. Aldridge was near perfect from the floor missing just five shots. He is shooting 57 percent over his last five games.. C. San Antonio Spurs. LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE

San Antonio Spurs. SECOND UNIT. A+. 50 points, 15 rebounds, 16 assists, 4 steals — BoBan Mania hit Brooklyn as the 7 foot 3 inch monster for San Antonio took the floor. Marjanovic scored 13 points on 5-of-7 from the floor. He also grabbed three rebounds. Boris Diaw continued his strong play with 11 points and four assists.. Bench

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