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San Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings: Post Game Grades

Feb 24, 2016; Sacramento, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) scores a basket against Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison (7) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Sacramento Kings 108-92. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 24, 2016; Sacramento, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) scores a basket against Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison (7) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Sacramento Kings 108-92. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Antonio Spurs (48-9) won their third straight while defeating the Sacramento Kings (24-31) 108-92 Wednesday night.

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The Good: Kawhi Leonard returned after missing the teams previous three games with tightness in his calf. He started off missing his first five shots but in the second got into a rhythm on his way to finishing with 18. Tony Parker continued his strong play as he finished with 23 points. Defensively, this was the first time in three games that the team has held an opponent to under 100 points. Previous three games San Antonio’s defense giving up 109.

The Bad: After holding DeMarcus Cousins to zero field goals in the first half, the Kings All-Star center’s second half was a complete 180. He scored 21 of his 22 in the second half.

Quote of the Night: Parker stated this years team  has more weapons than years past: “I feel like we have more weapons (than in the past), but if we don’t win a championship it won’t mean anything.”

A+. 23 points (11-17FG), 7 assists, 3 rebounds — Parker led the charge in the fourth quarter as he scored 10 of his game high 23 points. He also had seven assists breaking down the Kings defense and finding teammates for open looks. He is now averaging 23.3 points over his last three games.. PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER

SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN. A. 16 points (6-9 FG), 7 rebounds — He was a key piece in the Spurs win against the Kings. Green made four of his seven attempts from 3. He was solid in 29 minutes of play. 

San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD. B+. 18 points (5-16 FG), 8 rebounds, 4 steals — Returning to the lineup from missing the previous three games, Leonard at the start showed that he was a little rusty. He settled in on his way to finish with 18. He did not miss a beat on the defensive end as he finished with four steals and helped shutdown Rudy Gay whom finished with 11.. SF

B+. 7 points (2-11 FG), 9 rebounds, 5 blocks — Struggled on the offensive end hitting just two of his 11 attempts. Aldridge’s defensive plays overshadowed his offensive performance. He had five blocks in 31 minutes.. PF. San Antonio Spurs. LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE

TIM DUNCAN. D. 0 points (0-2 FG), 2 rebounds — Not sure what was going on with Duncan but he logged just 11 minutes in the 108-92 win. He missed both field of his goal attempts.. C. San Antonio Spurs

44 points, 16 assists, 21 rebounds — As Kings Head Coach George Karl <a href=. Bench. San Antonio Spurs. SECOND UNIT. A

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