San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Duncan had 23 points, 17 rebounds
and five assists to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 95-93 win over the
Sacramento Kings on Saturday.
Tony Parker added 18 points and 10 assists, Patty Mills poured in 15 and Boris
Diaw finished with 14 for the Spurs, who snapped a three-game slide.
Isaiah Thomas scored a game-high 26 points and Rudy Gay added 23 points, seven
rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Kings, losers in seven straight.
The Kings led 80-71 after Ben McLemore's jumper less than a minute into the
fourth, but a 9-0 run tied the game at 80-80.
Derrick Williams was fouled attempting a 3-pointer at the other end, and
knocked down all three subsequent free throws, but a Matt Bonner triple with
just over 7 1/2 minutes remaining knotted things up at 83-83.
The teams traded blows until Parker's 3-pointer for 56 seconds left gave the
Spurs the lead for good, 94-91.
Thomas hit a jumper to make it a one-point game, but Parker split a pair of
free throws with .5 seconds left to seal the win.
The Spurs led 27-24 after the first quarter, but trailed 53-52 at the break. A
Parker layup with 8:20 left in the third gave the Spurs a 61-58 lead, but the
Kings outscored San Antonio 20-10 the rest of the way to take a 78-71 led
into the final frame.
Each Spurs player that appeared in the game had at least two points ... The
Spurs outscored the Kings 42-34 in the paint ... Williams finished with 14
points and Jason Thompson added 10 points and seven boards for the Kings.
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