NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Sacramento
(Sunday, January 23rd)
Final Score: San Antonio 103, Sacramento 73
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Tim Duncan had 23 points and 13 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs throttled the Sacramento Kings, 103-73, at ARCO Arena.
Duncan shot 11-of-19 from the field for the Spurs, who have won seven of nine and nine of 11. Tony Massenburg added a season-high 16 points and eight rebounds and Tony Parker chipped in with 13 points and eight assists.
"They are a better team than they showed," said Spurs' guard Brent Barry of the Kings. "And hopefully we are as good of a team as we showed tonight."
Mike Bibby led Sacramento with just 13 points. The Kings, who had a six-game home winning streak snapped, recorded just eight assists in the game, a club record-low. Brad Miller collected the lone one from the starting five. The Kings also finished with 17 turnovers, while the Spurs had 21 assists and just eight miscues.
This was the Kings' worse home loss in more than seven years.
Duncan made his first six shots of the game as the Spurs raced out to a 30-16 lead after one quarter and never looked back. An even second quarter resulted in San Antonio taking a 50-36 advantage into the intermission.
The third quarter looked like the opening 12 minutes, as the Spurs dominated from start to finish and outscored Sacramento 32-18 to take a 28-point cushion into the fourth quarter, at 82-54. The fourth quarter was garbage time as a result.
Manu Ginobili, fresh off his career-high 48-point effort against the Suns Friday, had 10 points. San Antonio has won two of the three meetings between these clubs this season.
The Kings went 1-for-9 on three-pointers. Peja Stojakovic, who last week had a streak of 133 consecutive games scoring in double figures snapped, was held to eight points Sunday.
Chris Webber turned his left ankle and had to leave the game...The Spurs placed center Rasho Nesterovic on the injured list with a sprained left ankle... The Spurs improved their NBA-best record to 34-9...Sacramento, which is in the midst of a four-game homestand, fell to 17-5 at ARCO this season.
01/24 00:12:55 ET