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San Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings Game Preview

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to earn their first preseason win against an NBA team (1-3 overall), when they take on the Sacramento Kings at the AT&T center. The Spurs are coming off a hard fought back and forth game against the Miami Heat, in which they lost 111-108 on Saturday night. The Spurs will be without Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, and Tiago Splitter who are out with injuries.

The San Antonio Spurs received bad news when they found out that Kawhi Leonard is out for the rest of the preseason and possibly the beginning of the regular season.

The Sacramento Kings are 2-3 in preseason play so far. The Kings are by no means a contender or even seen as a team that will be in the playoff race. Despite being seen as a punching bag in a loaded Western Conference, the Kings have talented pieces. DeMarcus Cousins is an elite center, as he averaged 22.7 points and 11.7 rebounds. The Kings also have Rudy Gay, who seems to average between 18 and 20 points every year. Gay averaged 20 points and 6 rebounds last season.

It is likely that the Kings will struggle to contain Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, if they don’t rest. The Kings lost Isaiah Thomas in the offseason, but added solid two point guards in Ramon Sessions and Darren Collison. Both point guards will struggle to contain Parker. It will be interesting to see what they do with Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas, as both play the shooting guard spot and are top 10 selections in the last two NBA drafts.

Expect it to be a close game as the Kings have many players like Stauskas, who are trying to play their way into a significant role, while most San Antonio Spurs players know the role they are playing and there won’t be much surprises.

Catch the game today, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. The game will not be televised, but can be heard on WOAI 1200 AM.

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