Kings Finish Off Spurs 132-115 For Fifth Win In a Row

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By Barbara Mason

The Sacramento Kings have been playing some pretty good basketball lately and doing something that has been eluding them for some time and that is winning.  They have beaten the Cavaliers twice, the Warriors, and the Hawks for a four-game winning streak.  This is great news for the King’s going into a game against the San Antonio Spurs. 

The Kings are three games out of eighth place and tonight’s game against the Spurs is another winnable game for Sacramento.

The Spurs led at the close of the first quarter 31-27, but the Kings turned it on the second half making up the four-point deficit and outscoring the Spurs 41-29 in the second quarter. The Kings led at the half 68-60. The bench had a good half with Maurice Harkless turning in eight points after coming over to Sacramento. Harkless was one of three players coming to the Kings in trade.

At one time, Sacramento held a significant lead in the third quarter, but the Spurs began chipping away at that lead. At the end of the quarter, the Kings held a 97-91 lead. Sacramento would have one quarter to pull their game together and celebrate a fifth win in a row.

It was a nervous start to the fourth quarter for the Kings. The Spurs refused to go away staying within striking distance of Sacramento.  With eight minutes left in the final quarter, the Spurs had pulled to within three points of the Kings.  

San Antonio got very close in the fourth quarter but the King’s were able to finish this game extending their lead in the final four minutes of the game. The final score was 132-115.  

Sacramento got great work from their starters and their bench as well. Off the bench, Harkless had 13 points and Terence Davis with 14. As for the starters, all of them shot double digits with De’Aaron Fox shooting 24 points, Richaun Holmes with 23 points and Buddy Hield scoring 20 points. With the win, the Kings have now won five games in a row. It was a great offensive effort by Sacramento.

They will be facing the Spurs for game two on Wednesday March 31st. Tipoff is at 5:30 PM PT.  

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