George Hill, Tim Duncan team to help Spurs beat Kings, 115-113By AP
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Hill, Duncan lead Spurs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — George Hill had 23 points and nine assists, and Tim Duncan added 22 points and 13 rebounds to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 115-113 on Wednesday night.
The Spurs led by 13 in the fourth quarter, but Andres Nocioni’s 3-pointer cut it to 113-110 with 4.1 seconds left. After Hill’s two free throws built the lead to five, Tyreke Evans made a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Kings.
DeJuan Blair and Manu Ginobili had 20 points each for the Spurs, who played their third straight game without point guard Tony Parker (sprained ankle).
Evans had 32 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Kings. Spencer Hawes had 18 points, Kevin Martin added 15, and Donte Green had 12. With the Kings getting just one shot and missing from the perimeter early in the fourth quarter, the Spurs ran off eight straight points to take a 100-89 lead with 7:29 remaining.
Bogans’ 3-pointer gave the Spurs’ their biggest lead, 107-94 with 2:21 left. But Evans got hot late, scoring 14 fourth-quarter points. Evans’ 3-pointer with 6.9 seconds left pulled the Kings to 111-107.
With the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo taking over the ATT&T Center for the next two weeks, the Spurts bean their annual “Rodeo trip” in Sacramento. The Spurs are playing eight games in seven cities over a 19-day stretch interrupted by the All-Star break.
Sacramento has lost four straight and 16 of 18 since a Dec. 28 victory over Denver. The Kings also have dropped eight of their last 11 games at Arco Arena after winning 10 of their first 13 at home.
NOTES: Kings starting forward Jason Thompson missed the game because of a family funeral. He also will be absent Friday night against Orlando. … Blair scored 11 of the Spurs’ first 13 points in the second quarter. … San Antonio has won eight straight and 17 of 19 against Sacramento.
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