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New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs: Post Game Grades

Feb 3, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) dunks the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 3, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) dunks the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports /
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The San Antonio Spurs (41-8) beat the New Orleans Pelicans (18-30), 110-97 on Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge led with 36 points. The Spurs are 27-0 at home this season.

The Good: Offense was on-point for the Spurs on Wednesday. Shooting 51.9 percent from the floor and hitting 9-of-15 from 3-point line, San Antonio was a dominant force. To go along with their shooting performance, the team assisted on 30 of the teams 42 made baskets. Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard combined for 62 of the teams 110 points.

The Bad: The Spurs second unit was nonexistent on the scoring end. They were outscored by the Pelicans 41 to 16. Patrick Mills had eight points to lead the bench.

X-Factor: Aldridge. He wa spitted against Anthony Davis all night and Aldridge held his own. Though he gave up 28 points, he countered with a season-high 36. In the fourth quarter, Aldridge buckled-down on Davis as he held him to just four points.

PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER. A. 2 points (1-2 FG), 8 assists, 2 rebounds — Not much scoring need from Parker in this game. As he stated in his postgame interview, everyone scoring made his game more about passing rather than trying to score. He did a phenomenal job running the show for the Spurs in 29 minutes of play.<p>16 points (6-12 FG, 4-8 3PT), 7 rebounds — This is probably the first time that Green has had a high grade this season from us. Green was remarkable in the Spurs win. He was 4-of-8 from 3-point range on his way to 16 points. A good sign to see as Green got into a nice rhythm and continued to let his shot fly.</p>

A+. 26 points (11-17 FG), 5 rebounds, 1 steal — Kawhi was doing Kawhi things. Hitting just one from beyond the arc, Leonard gave fits to the Pelicans defense on his way to scoring 26 points in 35 minutes of play.. SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

36 points (12-20 FG), 6 rebounds, 3 blocks — His last three games, Aldridge has been playing lights out. Coming off of a 28 point performance against the Orlando Magic, Aldridge answered with a 36 point outburst. He was outstanding on both ends of the floor.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE. A+

14 points (6-10 FG), 5 rebounds, 5 assists — He had a better outing than his two point performance against the Orlando Magic on Monday. West being the bruiser that he is made his presence felt grabbing five rebounds and scoring 14 points in 26 minutes of play.. C. San Antonio Spurs. DAVID WEST. A

Bench. San Antonio Spurs. SECOND UNIT. B-. 16 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds — The starting five carried the load for San Antonio. The Spurs second unit were outscored by the Pelicans 41 to 16. Patty Mills led the way for the bench with eight points. He also had four assists. Manu Ginobili finished with six points and four assists in 22 minutes of play.

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