The Sacramento Kings knocked off the 7-4 San Antonio Spurs at home, beating them 104-99, but who stood out the most?
The Sacramento Kings have moved to 8-6 with a solid, 104-99 win over the DeMar DeRozan-led San Antonio Spurs.
The Kings had control of this one throughout, never falling behind by more than two points while maintaining control of the game through all four quarters. Sacramento, though, was never able to fully put the Spurs down as they kept fighting back, despite finding themselves down by for most of the contest.
The Kings started the game with a 19-11 run, before allowing the Spurs to cut the lead to just 25-24 at the end of one. The second quarter was much of the same back and forth action, as the Kings built up a 46-39 lead but only led 56-55 at halftime.
De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Heild combined for 22 first quarter points, while Giles had eight of his own in his first game back from a stint in the G-League.
The Sacramento Kings came out of the halftime locker room slow, before building a seven-point lead only to see the Spurs cut that down to one-point yet again at the end of the third. The fourth quarter, is where things fell apart for San Antonio. The Kings went on a 10-4 run when the Spurs got within two-points and San Antonio couldn’t recover as they fell to the Kings 104-99.
There were plenty of players deserving of recognition for their performances tonight, unlike Saturday night, but three stood out higher from the rest.