The Sacramento Kings played things close to the vest with the San Antonio Spurs for one half, but they couldn't keep it up for a whole game. The Spurs outscored the Kings 69-45 in the second half and turned a close game into a blowout.
The Kings gave up double-digit scoring from seven Spurs, as San Antonio shot nearly 59% from the field, hit eight threes and swished 25 free throws in all. Tiago Splitter and Gary Neal each had 17 points, Tony Parker put in 15, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson each had 13 points, and Danny Green put in 11.
Sacramento got good performances from Isaiah Thomas (21 points and eight assists), DeMarcus Cousins (18 points and nine rebounds) and Marcus Thornton (20 points on 9-16 shooting), but they were thoroughly outclassed by one of the best teams in the West.