NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at San Antonio
(Monday, December 22nd)
Final Score: San Antonio 101, Sacramento 85
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker led a balanced Spurs attack with 18 points and six assists and San Antonio was never seriously threatened in a 101-85 decision over the Sacramento Kings.
Roger Mason had 11 points, while Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and George Hill each contributed 10 points for San Antonio, which shot 52.1 percent from the floor in its second straight win.
John Salmons recorded a game-high 22 points, while Beno Udrih and Francisco Garcia chipped in 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Sacramento, which went winless on a four-game road trip.
The Spurs opened up a 33-22 lead at the end of the first period by scoring the final eight points of the frame.
The advantage ballooned to 62-45 at the break before a pair of Udrih free throws cut the Kings' deficit to 65-54 midway through the third.
San Antonio answered with a 12-2 jaunt over the next three minutes. Michael Finley started the rally with a jumper and three-pointer, and Parker ended it with a layup following his steal.
It was 80-61 in favor of the Spurs heading to the final quarter. Jason Thompson's dunk in transition with six minutes left brought Sacramento within 90-75. After trading baskets, Anthony Tolliver's three-ball with just over two minutes remaining gave the Spurs a comfortable 99-80 lead they would not relinquish.
The Spurs have won five straight home games...The Kings have dropped eight straight on the road...San Antonio has won nine of its last 10 over the Kings in the Alamo City...Udrih also had six steals, while Thompson had nine points in the loss...The Kings shot 39.7 percent from the field.
12/22 23:06:50 ET