The San Antonio Spurs take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night at the AT&T Center.
The game is scheduled for 7:30 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 fourth and final matchup of the season between the two teams. The Spurs won the most recent matchup 107-96 on February 27th. The Spurs have won two of three games.
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!
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The San Antonio Spurs are 36-23 overall and 20-7 on the road. The Spurs are coming off a 101-74 win against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
The Sacramento Kings are 21-37 overall and 8-18 on the road. The Kings are coming off a 124-86 win against the New York Knicks on Tuesday. Rudy Gay led the Kings with 25 points and added 7 rebounds.
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No significant injures.
Darren Collison– Darren Collison is expected to be out for the season with surgery on his injured hip.
Keys to Beating Kings
-Contain DeMarcus Cousins
Noticed how I put “contain” DeMarcus Cousins. It’s nearly impossible to stop the most offensively skilled center in the NBA. Cousins is averaging 23.7 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 blocks. In the only meeting Cousins played against the Spurs he had 25 points and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes.
-Win Rebounding Battle
The Sacramento Kings are a good rebounding team as they rank seventh in the league, with 44.9 rebounds per game. They also have a plus 4.3 rebounding differential per game, which ties them with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the best differential in the league.
I would be surprised if the Kings even stay in this contest as the Spurs know that they must take care of these games in order to avoid falling to eighth place. Tony Parker should have a nice night going against a young Ray McCallum and aging Andre Miller.
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