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San Antonio Spurs 2017-18 season stat leaders through Oct. 24

By Rob Wolkenbrod
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs attempts a shot in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on October 21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs attempts a shot in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on October 21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Through three games, who leads the San Antonio Spurs in the following categories?

Three games into a season is probably too early to evaluate statistical production, unless it’s eye-popping numbers that can’t be ignored. That nod goes to San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray and the work he’s done.

Aside from Murray, multiple Spurs have shined in different offensive categories. From point production to rebounds and shooting percentage, players stood out in the first three games of the 2017-18 campaign. So, let’s see where the top three stand at each primary statistic:

Points

Aldridge had at least 20 in all three games, with a season-high of 28 in Saturday’s win against the Chicago Bulls. Murray and Green have scored in double digits in two of the first three games, respectively.

Rebounds

Murray isn’t a power forward or center but rebounds like one. His length has been on display in all three games, including a 14-rebound performance against the Toronto Raptors. Aldridge is close behind, with two games of 10-plus boards.

? 16 points + 15 boards for Dejounte last night ? https://t.co/J4XEae8LHw

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 24, 2017

Assists

  • Dejounte Murray: 4.7
  • Pau Gasol: 4.0
  • LaMarcus Aldridge: 3.3

As the starting point guard, Murray unsurprisingly has the most assists on the Spurs. Gasol and Aldridge are within striking distance, however.

Steals

Murray, Ginobili and Gay have made their presences felt on the defensive end. Danny Green’s 1 steal per game is close behind.

Blocks

  • Danny Green: 2.3
  • Pau Gasol: 2.0
  • LaMarcus Aldridge: 1.7

A five-block game puts Green at the top of this list. He beats out Gasol and Aldridge, much like Murray did in a stat that’s not dominated by a guard.

?????@DGreen_14 tied his career-high with five blocks tonight. https://t.co/AOrv0wkdiv

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 24, 2017

Field Goal Percentage

  • Dejounte Murray: 56.7 percent
  • Rudy Gay: 53.3 percent
  • LaMarcus Aldridge: 45.9 percent

Murray hasn’t made a 3-pointer but attempted just two through three games. His high-percentage shots around the basket bring him to the top spot.

3-Point Percentage

  • Kyle Anderson: 50 percent
  • Danny Green: 41.2 percent
  • Manu Ginobili: 22.2 percent

Anderson has been efficient from behind the 3-point line, finding open shots when the defense closes in on the higher profile offensive threats.

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Who will top the statistic leaderboard on Tuesday, Oct. 31?

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