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Klay Thompson    G  Warriors

 

 

Klay Thompson scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday. He's still not quite as aggressive as usual, but Thompson continues to make winning plays on both ends. The All-Star hasn't been concerned about his underwhelming scoring postseason and obviously his playing time will be very high when the games are close. Will the games ever be close, though?

May 20 - 11:36 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge    F/C  Spurs

 

 

LaMarcus Aldridge had a night to forget in a Game 3 120-108 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 18 points with five rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes. With a ton of pressure on him and coach Gregg Popovich saying Aldridge has "major responsibility" for this game, he may have played the worst first half he's ever played as a Spur. JaVale McGee outscored him 16 to six in the first half while LMA was late on everything for defense and on pursuing rebounds. He's just not a go-to guy right now. The Spurs miss Kawhi Leonard (ankle) a whole lot.

May 20 - 11:35 PM

Manu Ginobili    G  Spurs

 

 

Manu Ginobili thrived off the bench in a 120-108 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 21 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes. He was the best player for the Spurs tonight and it wasn't close. Ginobili also had one of the best nutmegs you'll see as he split the defense while putting the ball through David West's legs (video in link below). The future Hall of Fame guard said he's going to take some time off to decide if he wants to retire, so hopefully Monday isn't his last game. A quick injury note: Manu was grabbing his hamstring in the second half, so we'll keep an eye out to make sure he's OK.

Patty Mills    G  Spurs

 

 

Patty Mills made 2-of-10 from the field for seven points with one rebound, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday. He's been awful in this series and it's becoming even more clear why coach Gregg Popovich likes to bring him off the bench. Maybe Pop makes a change to start Dejounte Murray over Mills, but the Aussie guard should get heavy minutes regardless.

May 20 - 11:33 PM

Kyle Anderson    F  Spurs

 

 

Kyle Anderson started on Saturday with six points, nine rebounds, five assists, one block and one turnover in 20 minutes against the Warriors. He had to guard Kevin Durant for most of his time out there and Anderson was still able to turn in some stats. He also didn't play in garbage time, so maybe coach Gregg Popovich is looking to get him run again on Monday.

May 20 - 11:32 PM

Pau Gasol    F/C  Spurs

 

 

Pau Gasol came off the bench against the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 21 minutes. It was a mild surprise to see Davis Bertans and David Lee come in before Gasol, but Lee's injury may have brought Gasol in for more time than expected. With Lee likely out and LaMarcus Aldridge not playing well, maybe Gasol is looking at more minutes for Game 4.

May 20 - 11:32 PM

Davis Bertans    F  Spurs

 

 

Davis Bertans scored two points with four rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday. He actually saw minutes in the first quarter and was a factor even before the David Lee (knee) injury. The Spurs need all the firepower they can get on offense and Bertans has been hot before during his rookie season, so maybe he's a possible solution for Game 4.

May 20 - 11:30 PM

David Lee    F  Spurs

 

 

Lee left Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals with a knee injury and will not return to the game, Marc Spears of ESPN reports.

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May 20 - 10:20 PM

David Lee    F/C  Spurs

 

 

David Lee (left knee) will not return to Saturday's game against the Warriors. He drove to the basket and landed awkwardly on the and-one score. Lee did not shoot the free throws, so he's automatically ruled out for the game. The Spurs were already using Davis Bertans as a bench big ahead of Pau Gasol, so now Gasol should be in the rotation. Lee left the court on a wheelchair and may need to be re-evaluated.

May 20 - 9:31 PM

David Lee    F/C  Spurs

 

 

David Lee (left knee) will not return to Saturday's game against the Warriors. He drove to the basket and landed awkwardly on the and-one score. Lee did not shoot the free throws, so he's automatically ruled out for the game. The Spurs were already using David Bertans as a bench big ahead of Pau Gasol, so now Gasol should be in the rotation. Lee left the court on a wheelchair and may need to be re-evaluated.

May 20 - 9:31 PM