El Conclusión: San Antonio Spurs 110, Phoenix Suns 106
|Boris Diaw, PF 21 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-2 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 3 PTS | 0
Took one shot and it was a corner 3. Nailed it.
|Kawhi Leonard, SF 17 MIN | 4-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 10 PTS | -4
Didn’t play a whole lot, and didn’t get hurt. And he still played pretty well in his time. These are the things you hope for at this point in the season.
|DeJuan Blair, F 28 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 10 PTS | -2
I’m glad to see that DeJuan Blair is putting the sky-high floater he practices casually during pregame warm-ups to good use.
|Daniel Green, G 17 MIN | 4-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 9 PTS | -4
See Leonard, Kawhi. Although, he was lackadaisical with the ball a couple of times that I noticed. Don’t know if he was quite in the game mentally.
|Patrick Mills, PG 35 MIN | 9-23 FG | 6-6 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 27 PTS | +2
No Tony Parker. No Gary Neal. Patty Mills put on his jersey tonight with a finger already on the trigger.
|Stephen Jackson, SG 26 MIN | 3-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 6 AST | 9 PTS | +5
Probably would’ve liked to see more from Jack offensively with the big guys out, but he’s simply not a good focal point offensively anymore. He’s all about knocking down open 3s. 6 assists is nice, though.
|Matt Bonner, PF 20 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 3 PTS | +2
Playoff mode. Kidding, hoping for the best this year.
|Derrick Byars, SF 4 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -3
Welcome to the team. Happy birthday as well.
|Tiago Splitter, C 20 MIN | 10-13 FG | 6-7 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 26 PTS | +6
Tiago had the opportunity tonight to go back to the way he was playing when Manu Ginobili was absent from the Spurs’ second unit. Then, they relied on Splitter to create in the post. That’s what he did tonight. And it was good. More boards would’ve been nice, though.
|James Anderson, SG 29 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | +13
2 points in 29 anonymous minutes. At this point, how high of a second round pick could the Spurs trade James for this summer? In the 40s?
|Cory Joseph, G 24 MIN | 2-6 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 9 PTS | +5
Looked comfortable out there. His time in Austin is serving him well.
Three Things We Saw
- The quest for 50 wins is still alive.
- Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili were all out. Coach Pop had a personal matter to attend to and wasn’t at the game as well. The Spurs still scored 110 points.
- I’m intrigued by how good of a defender Cory Joseph can be when he learns how to defend NBA players. He could be an Avery Bradley type, not that good, but that type.
- Full disclosure: I fell asleep for a few minutes at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Getting older sucks.