To clear things up, the Kings ask for George Karl's opinion on personnel decisions, but he's not involved in final say. Focus is coaching.
Gregg Popovich: (Kings) playing aggressively, distributing the ball. It's a great start, you can already see (George Karl's) stamp on things
Final: Spurs 107, Sacramento 96. Tony Parker scores 11 of 19 in the 4th quarter. Kawhi Leonard with 17/7/5/1/2. 4-game losing streak over.
FINAL: Spurs 107, Kings 96. 21 points for McLemore, 20 for McCallum. SA: Parker 19 points, Leonard 17 points, Manu 16 points.
The Spurs end their 4-game losing streak & improve to 35-23 with a 107-96 victory over the Kings. Tony Parker leads the team with 19 points
Guess somebody tripped over a cable in Sacramento?
Kings trail Spurs 102-92 with 2:39 to go. Sacramento with 16 turnovers. San Antonio with only 5.
Speaking of the Kings Kingsing...how 'bout Rudy Gay dribbling ball off his feet on key fourth quarter possession?
Parker gets called for the T. Thought he should have been fouled when he drove. SA leads by 9, free Kings FT.
Ginobili is single-handedly beating the Kings in the fourth.
Kings have attempted only two three pointers tonight.
Manu Ginobili's 3 extends Spurs lead to 10, 4:30 to play. Kings trying to trade buckets with them. Tony Parker coming to life too
Just like that, Spurs 98, Kings 88.
The Spurs' bench is now outscoring the Kings' bench 40-17. Manu with 11 points, Diaw with 7, Beli/Baynes 8 each.
Ray McCallum just picked up his 5th foul, Kings down 91-86, 5:50 to play.
Approaching Yakety Sax levels in Sacramento. Spurs still up 2.
SA shot 46% in 3Q with 7 assists on 10 makes. Parker led team in scoring with 6 points. Kings though shot 59% & had 22-12 edge in paint.
3Q: Spurs 80, Kings 78. SAC takes 3Q 32-31. Kawhi 15 points, 4 rebs, 3 ast & 2 blks. Duncan 10 pts. SA bench 33-15 scoring edge.
Ray McCallum provided a nice spark in that 3rd for Sacramento. Jason Thompson with a 12pt, 10 rebound game. Really effective on D.
Kings down 80-78 after three. McLemore has 17 points, 14 for Gay. 12 points, 10 rebounds for Jason Thompson.
That 3rd quarter was fun, hopefully setting up an epic 4th. Spurs lead Kings 80-78. Ben McLemore 17pts, 14 from Rudy Gay. Kawhi Leonard 15
Kings hanging tough in the third. Trail 80-78 going to the fourth.