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April 12, 2013
In-game blog: Kings at Spurs

FINAL
Spurs 108, Kings 101

SAN ANTONIO - The Kings couldn't contain San Antonio's balanced attack as the Spurs shot 54.5 percent and all five starters scored in double figures in beating the Kings at SBC Center.

The Kings shot just 43.8 percent.

DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings (28-51) with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jason Thompson added 18 points and six rebounds.

Tony Parker led the Spurs (58-21) with 22 points and 10 assists. Tim Duncan had 18 points and Tiago Splitter added 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The Kings have lost five of their last six games.

THIRD QUARTER
Spurs 84, Kings 74

The Kings opened the third quarter on a 15-6 run to pull within one at 66-65, but could never take the lead.

DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson each picked up their fourth foul in the quarter. Coach Keith Smart was also called for a technical foul when Isaiah Thomas didn't shoot free throws after a collision with DeJuan Blair.

Cousins scored nine points in the third and now has 10 for the game. Thompson is up to 16 points.

Tony Parker has 18 points and six assists for the Spurs. Tim Duncan has 16 points and six rebounds.

The Kings are shooting 41.2 percent while the Spurs are shooting 51.6 percent.

HALFTIME
Spurs 60, Kings 50

SAN ANTONIO - Reserves played a large portion of the second quarter for the Kings. They brought more energy than the starters had for the most part, but the Spurs are still in control of the game.

Jimmer Fredette, Toney Douglas, Marcus Thornton and Patrick Patterson helped cut the lead to as few as four, but the Spurs countered by shooting 12 of 19 in the second quarter.

The only starter that has been effective for Sacramento is Jason Thompson (14 points, three rebounds). But he also has three fouls.

The rest of the starting lineup has combined to shoot 2 of 16 for six points.

Fredette has 12 points. Douglas has seven assists, to match his season high and Thornton has nine points.

The reserves shot 11 of 22. The starters are shooting 8 of 26.

Tony Parker has 13 points and four assists to lead San Antonio.


FIRST QUARTER
Spurs 23, Kings 13

SAN ANTONIO - So much for the fast start the Kings hoped for.

The Kings are shooting 5 of 24 to start tonight's game. Jason Thompson has made two of those shots for a team-high four points.

By the end of the first quarter every starter except Thompson had been pulled from the game. One of the reserves in the game was Patrick Patterson, who returned to the lineup after missing the last two games with a sore lower back.

The last time the Kings were in San Antonio the Spurs jumped on them early and won by 28.

Kawhi Leonard has nine points to lead the Spurs. Tony Parker didn't score but has three assists.



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