Marc Gasol: F
I started with Marc Gasol for a reason. It was his knee that took Steve Nash out of this absolutely winnable game.
Marcin Gortat: A+
Gortat played as well as he usually does. That’s all there needs to be said. Oh, and he proved he can score in the post. The problem? He didn’t get the ball nearly enough. Oh, and he had 4 blocks to go along with a double double.
Jared Dudley B+
I love Jared’s newly found passing skills. He may have had only 3 assists, but if you watched the game, it would become obvious that Dudley passing from the high post was the go to move.
Grant Hill: B
We should be glad Grant is back from his senile moment. That is all.
Sebastian Telfair: B
Bassy played a good game. I’m shocked. He pressured the ball, made shots (including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc) and most importantly, led the team in assists with six while only committing one turnover. If this is how he’s going to play every day, I’ll shut up.
Ronnie Price: C
Ronnie is not a scorer. That’s probably why he ended up with 2 points. He’s also not a perfect passer thus the 3 TOs. But he plays his heart out, and dimes rather OK. 5 dimes is just fine.
Josh Childress: C
Josh committed a lot of fouls (5) and 3 turnovers. But he also scored 9 points on 4-6 shooting including a *gasp* three pointer and hustled everywhere he went. Give him minutes Alvin!
Markieff Morris: C-
He missed a lot of shots, but he also played ‘til the sorry end. Don’t mind that one bit.
Shannon Brown: C-
Made some shots, missed some shots, but most importantly didn’t take as much as he usually does.
Michael Redd: C-
He only played six minutes, but he made some shots, which is always nice.
Robin Lopez: D+
Robin blocked two shots, grabbed two rips and got 2 points. Hell, maybe he even thought he had a triple-double. Meh.
Hakim Warrick: F
1-5 for 2 points. Need I say more?
Channing Frye: F
He only hit one shot, again. I know he got to the line, but… Our starting power forward has to grab at least ONE REBOUND in 20 minutes of play… Just… ArgghhhhhI started with Marc Gasol for a reason. It was his knee that took Steve Nash out of this absolutely winnable game.