On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings had a preseason rematch.
Another game of San Antonio Spurs basketball wrapped up on Friday, Oct. 6. This saw the Sacramento Kings as the opponent in the second matchup of the preseason. It was a rematch of Monday’s opener.
This game marked the Spurs debut of Rudy Gay. He played 18 minutes, scoring four points on 50 percent shooting. The 31-year-old also grabbed three rebounds and dished out one assist. It was a light set of minutes for him, as he played in his first game since rupturing his Achilles in January.
Pau Gasol contributed in all parts of the game. He scored seven points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists in just 21 minutes.
Danny Green was the standout performer for the Spurs, as he scored a game-high 20 points, including three 3-pointers made. It came in just 22 minutes and followed up the work LaMarcus Aldridge did in short order on Monday.
As for the Kings, their big men found success throughout the game, similar to the first matchup. Skal Labissiere, Willy Cauley-Stein and Georgios Papagiannis all delivered quality performances under the rim, combining for nearly 40 points.
Point guard De’Aaron Fox, who played brilliantly in the first game, had 12 points and received the start. Frank Mason struggled from the field, with just five points on two of nine shooting.
On Sunday, Oct. 8, the Spurs will face the Denver Nuggets. Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap may provide similar problems that Labissiere, Cauley-Stein and Papagiannis gave them. They make for an athletic frontcourt that has the ability to run circles around players like Pau Gasol, Joffrey Lauvergne and maybe Aldridge. The action will go down at 4:00 p.m. ET.