San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Win Against Sacramento Kings

By George Middleton

On Friday night the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 107-96.

After losing the first meeting 94-91 at Sacramento on November 15th, the San Antonio Spurs took care of business against the Kings, who were without DeMarcus Cousins and Darren Collison.

The Spurs went down 20-10 in the first six minutes of the game but they turned it around quickly outscoring the Kings 39-26 the rest of the half.

The key to the Spurs victory was that they only had five turnovers, compared to the Kings 17 turnovers.

The Kings shot 49% compared to the Spurs 40% from the field. Another key was the Spurs free-throw shooting, as they went 29-32 from the free-throw line.

Tony Parker led the Spurs with 19 points, Kawhi Leonard added 17 points.

Ben McLemore finished with 21 points for the Kings.


-5 Turnovers

-29-32 Free-Throws (91%)

-7 Blocks

-107 Points

-Allowed 18 4th Quarter Points

-Allowed 1 Three-Point Basket

-Forced 17 Turnovers

Spurs Player That Performed Well

Feb 27, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks to forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during a delay in their NBA basketball game with the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Spurs won 107-96

Kawhi Leonard- Kawhi Leonard had a terrific all-around performance whether it was on offense or defending Rudy Gay. Leonard finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. He did a good on Gay who finished with 16 points and 8 turnovers.


-Allowed Kings to shoot 48% from field.

-Out-Rebounded 47-42

-40% Field Goals

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