Tony Parker recorded 22 points and seven assists and Tim Duncan
added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who beat the Kings
for the 24th time in the last 26 meetings. Boris Diaw contributed 14
points, seven assists and six rebounds and San Antonio closed the
contest with a 13-2 run.
DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 14 rebounds while Isaiah Thomas
added 27 points and nine assists for Sacramento. Rudy Gay also
played well with 24 points and nine rebounds.
The Kings led by nine early in the final quarter and were still up
102-99 after a basket by Cousins with 3:24 remaining. The Spurs
rattled off the next nine points as Ginobili hit a tying 3-pointer,
Duncan notched a go-ahead three-point play and Parker drained a
3-pointer to make it a six-point margin with 50 seconds remaining.
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San Antonio led by as many as 15 in the first half en route
to a 57-49 lead at the break. Sacramento was 15-of-24 shooting
in a 38-point third quarter to take an 87-81 lead into the final
GAME NOTEBOOK: San Antonio committed a season-low four turnovers
and Sacramento also took good care of the ball with just nine
miscues. … Thomas was 5-of-6 from 3-point range and has made at
least one in 23 consecutive outings, the fourth-best streak in
franchise history. … Duncan has reached double digits on the
boards in 10 straight games.
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