El Conclusión: San Antonio Spurs 102, Charlotte Bobcats 72
|Tim Duncan, C 23 MIN | 6-17 FG | 2-3 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 14 PTS | +7
Started off strong and put up a decent line, but like against the Bulls, Duncan didn’t shoot very efficiently.
|Richard Jefferson, SF 28 MIN | 4-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 14 PTS | +16
Shot well and did decent job on the boards. Pretty much the most you can expect from RJ these days.
|DeJuan Blair, F 28 MIN | 2-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 2 AST | 4 PTS | +15
Active on the boards but highly inefficient with his shooting.
|Tony Parker, PG 29 MIN | 7-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 15 PTS | +11
Wasn’t relied upon to produce too much against the lowly Bobcats. 7-11 shooting is good.
|Daniel Green, G 17 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 4 PTS | -6
Quiet night. Not much more to add to it than that.
|T.J. Ford, PG 16 MIN | 3-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 7 PTS | +12
Looked better in this game than on Wednesday. Still working his way back into both game shape and rhythm.
|Matt Bonner, PF 20 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 14 PTS | +15
Hit 3s, didn’t kill the team on D.
|Gary Neal, PG 24 MIN | 3-8 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 9 PTS | +29
Neal was his usual self from beyond the arc. From inside it he wasn’t able to replicate the performance he had on Wednesday.
|Tiago Splitter, C 21 MIN | 4-8 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 9 PTS | +15
Looked much more comfortable playing against the Bobcats’ bigs than Chiacgo’s. Because the Bobcat bigs are bad.
|James Anderson, SG 10 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | +14
I forgot James Anderson played until it came time for me to write something about his performance.
|Kawhi Leonard, SF 17 MIN | 2-5 FG | 6-6 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 10 PTS | +10
First game back after the tightness in his calves and Leonard looked strong. He crashed the boards well on offense and had a quick trigger from the perimeter, even if he didn’t hit anything.
|Cory Joseph, G 7 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 2 PTS | +12
I liked his assist to Bonner in the corner. He received the pass, took a half second pause to draw the defender, and then swung it to Bonner. Was still the third best UT point guard in this game, though.
Five Things We Saw
- This was not a fun game, but I made the most of it by enjoying the BJ Mullens experience. Mullens had a clown car night full of errors and I got a kick out of every one.
- Next game, watch Tim Duncan on help defense. It’s a thing of beauty.
- The best part of Kawhi Leonard’s performance tonight has to be the 6-6 from the free throw line. That could be a sign of good prospects for Leonard’s shooting long term.
- The Spurs out rebounded the Bobcats 55-37. I can’t imagine they’re going to have a higher margin again this season.
- I’m surprised the Spurs only had 20 assists on their 39 field goals. I feel like they usually have a higher assist percentage than that. The Bobcats had 21 assists on 31 field goals, for example.