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San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at the Sleep Train Arena.

The game is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the third matchup of four between the two teams. They have split the two meetings, with the Spurs winning the most recent matchup 112-104 on November 28th. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 27 points and 8 assists.

How will the Spurs fare against the Kings? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key factors to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 34-23 overall and 14-16 on the road. The Spurs are coming off a 111-95 loss against the Portland Trail Blazers on the road. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 20 points and 8 rebounds.

Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings are 20-35 overall and 13-17 at home. The Kings are coming off an impressive 102-90 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies. Rudy Gay led the Kings with 28 points and 6 assists.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

No significant injures.

Sacramento Kings

DeMarcus Cousins– DeMarcus Cousins will miss Friday’s contest with an ankle injury.

Darren Collison– Darren Collison is expected to be out for the season with surgery on his injured hip.

Key Players To Watch Out For On Kings

Rudy Gay- Rudy Gay has had arguably his best season in his career this year. He has improved in several areas, particularly playmaking, where he is averaging 3.9 assists. Gay is averaging 20.1 points and 5.9 rebounds to go along with his improved passing. He is coming off a 28 point game against a great defensive team, with Cousins out expect a big night for him.

Ben McLemore– The Kings don’t really have much firepower after Gay with Cousins and Collison out, but McLemore is capable of a good game. In his second season McLemore is averaging 11.7 points and 2.9 rebounds. He can really get going from downtown (36%) so the Kings better look out.

Prediction

29. 94. 84. . 105

With Cousins and Collison out for the Kings they will struggle to beat the Spurs. They will make the score look like it was a competitive game, but the Spurs will probably have a 15 or 20 points lead at one point. Spurs win this one with relative ease to snap their four-game losing streak.

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