Kings fall short once more, lose to Spurs 95-93

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In what's becoming a familiar tale, the Kings come up juuuuuuuuuuuuuust short.


Final - 2.1.2014 1 2 3 4 Total
Sacramento Kings 24 29 25 15 93
San Antonio Spurs 27 25 19 24 95

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The Kings found themselves trailing the Spurs by one with less than thirty seconds remaining.  The Kings fouled Tim Duncan.  Duncan missed both free throws.  With eleven seconds remaining, the Kings ran a play to isolate Isaiah Thomas, but he was well defended and passed to Rudy Gay.  Gay drove right, and pulled up for a contested jumper.  It was a shot we've seen Gay make many times.  Tonight was not one of them.  For a moment it appeared Derrick Williams might get the putback, but Tony Parker came out of the scrum with the ball.  A quick foul, but too little too late.  The Kings lost 95-93.

Rudy Gay finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and five steals.  A mere five blocks away from the coveted 5x5 game, but an impressive line nonetheless.  Isaiah Thomas led the team in scoring with 26 points on 26 shots, and finished with five assists.  Derrick Williams added a nice punch off the bench with 14 points, while Jason Thompson finished with 10.

The Spurs were led by 23 points and 17 rebounds from Tim Duncan.  In case you had forgotten, Duncan is still really good.  Tony Parker also had a double-double for San Antonio, tallying 18 points and 10 assists.

The Kings were once again with DeMarcus Cousins, who remains day-to-day with an ankle injury.  Jimmer Fredette also missed the game as he suffered with a stomach illness.

For the opponent's perspective, head on over to Pounding The Rock.

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