El Conclusion: Parker, Spurs front line come up big
|Tim Duncan, PF 40 MIN | 8-18 FG | 3-3 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | +8
Not as sharp on D as he had been the first couple of games, but when Portland was trying to make one final run, Duncan was there to force the door shut. There was a tip-in on Danny Green’s floater, a turnaround jumper, an outlet to Kawhi Leonard for an And-1. He was great.
|Kawhi Leonard, SF 29 MIN | 4-10 FG | 7-7 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 16 PTS | +3
This kind of reminded me of Finals Kawhi. The jumper wasn’t totally falling (though he did have a couple of nice shots), but he was all over the boards, getting to the free throw line, etc. Played bigger than his position.
|Tiago Splitter, C 26 MIN | 4-4 FG | 1-1 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | -5
Great job defending LaMarcus Aldridge again. Did a great job moving on the pick and roll. I don’t know what else to say except he’s playing the best basketball of his career right now.
|Tony Parker, PG 35 MIN | 12-20 FG | 3-3 FT | 2 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 29 PTS | +2
Also might be playing the best basketball of his career.
|Danny Green, SG 20 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | -2
Good defense, hit a couple of three-pointers, took a couple of awful shots. So overall your standard Danny Green game.
|Boris Diaw, PF 23 MIN | 4-6 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | +22
Forget what the box score is showing… He was a +22 plus/minus tonight. That’s insane. He was in attack mode when Robin Lopez was on him and he was in attack mode when Dorell Wright was on him. Love aggressive Bobo.
|Patty Mills, PG 12 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | +15
Lots of energy. Even saw the super small line up with him and Parker in the backcourt. That was fun to see.
|Manu Ginobili, SG 29 MIN | 2-8 FG | 10-10 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +24
A +24 plus/minus, which is also insane considering he made only two baskets and had some really dumb passes. But overall he did a good job of getting to the free throw line and finding open teammates.
|Marco Belinelli, SG 16 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | +5
Staying aggressive, but not forcing anything. He also had some nice defensive moments, which is always a bonus.
Was just really smart about making sure they found whoever Damian Lillard was guarding and had them handle the ball, even if that meant putting Patty in with Parker.