Tim Duncan posted his 11th double-double this season, scoring 17 points and registering 13 rebounds, to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings, 112-104. The Spurs shot 44-94 (46.8%) from the field and turned it over on only four possessions. San Antonio (24-7) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Duncan shot 8-17 from the field. Other top performers for San Antonio were Tony Parker with 22 points and 7 assists, Boris Diaw with 14 points and 7 assists, and Tiago Splitter with 11 points and 8 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins had another strong performance for Sacramento despite the loss, putting up 29 points on 11-23 shooting from the field and 7-9 from the free throw line. He also added 14 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas contributed 27 points and 9 assists and Rudy Gay finished with 24 points and 9 rebounds.
After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 7.25, the Spurs are 1-0 on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Kings are winless (0-2) when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.
Sacramento (9-20) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Miami on Friday.
Coming up next, the Spurs take on the Brooklyn Nets, who are 10-20 on the year. The Kings meet the Houston Rockets, currently 21-12 this season. The Kings have a 1-0 record against Houston this season.