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February 19, 2013
In-game blog: Kings vs. Spurs

FINAL
Spurs 108, Kings 102

The Kings were as close as three in the final two minutes, but couldn't come up with defensive rebounds late and fell to the Spurs.

The Kings have lost three games in a row and begin a five-game road trip in Atlanta on Friday.

The Kings are 5-23 on the road.

Isaiah Thomas led the Kings (19-36) with 22 points. Tyreke Evans finished with 20 points.

Tony Parker led the Spurs (43-12) with 30 points and 11 assists. Danny Green finished with 21 points and Kawhi Leonard added 15 points.

THIRD QUARTER
Spurs 83, Kings 74

The Kings were as close as six in the quarter but again played the Spurs even for a second consecutive quarter.

Isaiah Thomas (22 points) is keeping the Kings in the game while the Kings continue to struggle shooting (34.3 percent).

Four fouls have limited DeMarcus Cousins to 21 minutes. He has 11 points and six rebounds. Tyreke Evans has 12 points.

Tony Parker (22 points, eight assists) has led the Spurs. Danny Green has 15 points.

The Kings haven't capitalized on 15 turnovers by the Spurs, scoring just 10 points off them. The Kings have only nine turnovers, but have given up 16 points off tetheir mistakes.

HALFTIME
Spurs 50, Kings 41

The Kings picked up the offense a little bit thanks to an injection of energy from the bench, but they are still down nine.

Shooting 10 of 27 was a big improvement from the first quarter, but hardly a proficient showing. The Kings are shooting 28.6 percent for the game.

The Kings top-2 scorers, DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans combined to shoot 1-of-9 in the first half. Jason Thompson also missed all five of his shots. Marcus Thornton missed six of his seven shots.

Isaiah Thomas led the Kings with 14 points. Jimmer Fredette had 10 points off the bench.

The bench has seven of the made shots for the Kings on 7-of-25 shooting.

Tony Parker leads the Spurs with 13 points and six assists. Kawhi Leonard has 13 points.

FIRST QUARTER
Spurs 28, Kings 19

The Kings began tonight's game like a team that's been off for a few days. The Kings are shooting 4-of-22 (18.2 percent) but missed only one of 10 free throws and had only one turnover to stay within single digits.

Isaiah Thomas (10 points) and John Salmons (six points) made all four field goals with two each.

Tony Parker led the Spurs with six points and five assists. The Kings managed two assists in the quarter.

Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson combined to shoot 0-for-11. The Spurs shot 12-for-21 in the opening quarter.



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