El Conclusion: Parker, Ginobili lead Spurs past Bulls

by

San Antonio Spurs 104 FinalRecap | Box Score 96 Chicago Bulls
Tim Duncan, PF 27 MIN | 2-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +17
Was missing a lot in the paint, but otherwise we’ll just call this a “getting rest for Portland” performance.

Kawhi Leonard, SF 29 MIN | 6-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 16 PTS | +14
Looked great, especially matched up against a similarly tough defender in Jimmy Butler. He looks as comfortable in the open court as he does shooting the ball.

Tiago Splitter, C 14 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | +13
No real reason while why he didn’t play that much. Maybe rest for Portland’s big frontline?

Tony Parker, PG 25 MIN | 8-15 FG | 4-6 FT | 0 REB | 9 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 20 PTS | +16
Did most of his work early, which is good because that’s when the Spurs created separation that set them up nicely for the rest of the game. He did a great job of recognizing “Hey, that’s DJ Augustin trying to defend me.”

Danny Green, SG 10 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +11
He did nothing, absolutely nothing. But I’m not really mad about it. He probably has to chase Damian Lillard tomorrow night.

Aron Baynes, PF 14 MIN | 3-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | +4
Nice game. Found Patty Mills on a great pass out of the post. Nice job spelling Duncan and Splitter.

Matt Bonner, PF 6 MIN | 1-1 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -10
#LetBonnerShoot

Boris Diaw, PF 28 MIN | 2-2 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | +7
I think it was Jeff McDonald that tweeted Bobo has made 7-11 3-point attempts so far in March. So… #LetBoboShoot OR #LetBoboBake

Jeff Ayres, C 7 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -15
Lot of hustle at the end of the game. Had a tip-in that quelled a Bulls run that had some Spurs fans worried (but not really).

Patty Mills, PG 24 MIN | 4-9 FG | 1-1 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -9
Not enough of #PattyMillsShotCount (we’ve obviously reached the hashtag portion of the grades).

Cory Joseph, PG 8 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -20
The A is for the two blocks specifically.

Manu Ginobili, SG 21 MIN | 9-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 22 PTS | +17
Awesome, awesome Manu game. Anytime you score more points than minutes played I guess you’re doing alright.

Marco Belinelli, SG 28 MIN | 3-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | -5
Not exactly the Marco Belinelli revenge game, but it’ll do.

Gregg Popovich

Nice job not putting the starters back in since the Blazers are coming to town, Wednesday night.

One Thing We Saw

  1. Might be time to start warming up the #Manu6MOY campaign again.14 points, 5 assists and 51 percent shooting in March so far. Really feels like the Spurs added two components post All-Star break with healthy Manu and Kawhi getting back in the line up.
  • twinm85

    i think the reason splitter didn’t play much was foul trouble (2 quickies in the 1st, 2 quickies in the 3rd). rest only factored into the 4th qtr.