El Conclusion: San Antonio Spurs 113, Brooklyn Nets 92

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Brooklyn Nets 92 Final
Recap | Box Score
113 San Antonio Spurs
Tim Duncan, PF Shot Chart 24 MIN | 7-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | +23

Duncan really didn’t have to do too much, but was highly efficient with his scoring. Defensively he was solid, but that’s too be expected.

Kawhi Leonard, SF Shot Chart 27 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | +30

The rare single digit night from Kawhi, and he really didn’t make much of a memorable impact. He had his moments, but this game was such a breeze for San Antonio that no one needed to stand out.

Tiago Splitter, C Shot Chart 19 MIN | 3-6 FG | 6-6 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | +26

Splitter hit all six of his free throws. That’s the extent of my analysis of his evening.

Tony Parker, PG Shot Chart 27 MIN | 4-7 FG | 9-9 FT | 1 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 18 PTS | +22

Put a lot of pressure on the Nets early with his offense and hit all nine of his free throws. From that point on, it was over.

Marco Belinelli, SG Shot Chart 17 MIN | 4-6 FG | 0-1 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | +20

A short night for Gelato, but he was efficient in his shooting and looked a lot like the Belinelli that came off the bench earlier in the season.

Aron Baynes, PF Shot Chart 8 MIN | 3-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -6

Bayne hit a jumper. No one cared who he was until he put on a mask, folks. Not one cared who he was.

Jeff Ayres, PF Shot Chart 21 MIN | 1-3 FG | 2-2 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -4

Eight rebounds for Ayres and I even saw him catch a pass.

Boris Diaw, PF Shot Chart 17 MIN | 4-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | +4

I mentioned in a previous podcast that it’s about as much fun watching a unique player as it is to watch a great one. Boris Diaw is about as unique as they come.

Patty Mills, PG Shot Chart 21 MIN | 5-15 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | -1

#PattyMillsShotCount: 15

Danny Green, SG Shot Chart 17 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 3 PTS | +1

He’ll come around and get his confidence back. It’s a long season folks, and Icy Hot has shown the ability to be resilient during his career.

Manu Ginobili, SG Shot Chart 21 MIN | 3-8 FG | 6-6 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 15 PTS | +5

Hey there, Manu. Lookin’ good.

Gregg Popovich

I’m thinking about leaving this space from now on for Dan McCarney from the Express-News to simply critique Pop’s outfit for the evening, because I rarely have much to add here.

  • Nima K.

    You should also grade Plumlee.

  • http://48minutesofhell.com Andrew A. McNeill

    Good point. He almost outscored Danny Green as far as points contributed to the Spurs.

  • td4life

    In addition to the grades, a running season average would be nice. In lieu of that, maybe we could get those averages in trimester report card form. The reason I mention it is because Leonard has gotten fewer A’s than the consensus expected from him. I’ve always been a little bearish on him as a scorer, and mentioned coming into the season my fears that his distance shooting would regress while struggling with a larger offensive assignment. How do you guys think he compares not just to expectations, but to last year, and most importantly, relative to what this team needs?

    I’m glad the Danny-off-the-bench experiment continues. It’s a long season, and even if Pop juggles things up again down the road, sticking with this rotation for an extended time will help both Green and Marco, and will help develop more chemistry across the roster. As I see it, all of that can only help.

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