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After losing their first game in the regular season, the San Antonio Spurs (4-1) will look to bounce back on the winning track as they visit the Sacramento Kings (2-3).
The Spurs are coming off a 106-84 loss to the Clippers mostly due to 20 turnovers and allowing the Clippers to shoot 55% for the game. As for the Kings, they are coming off a narrow 105-103 win over Detroit and have won two games in a row after starting the season 0-3.
But as the two teams get ready to tangle in Sacramento, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:
• The Kings are 2-0 when leading at halftime and are 2-0 when they outrebound their opponent this season.
• After five games, the Kings are holding opposing teams to 41% shooting which makes them tied for fifth in the NBA.
• In his first five starts for the Kings, Isaiah Thomas averaged 19.2 points, shooting 50% from the field, 44% from the three-point line, 94% from the free-throw line, 3.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists in 35.4 minutes per game. Not bad for the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
• Manu Ginobili needs 28 more minutes to pass Bruce Bowen on the Spurs' all-time minutes list for eighth place.
• Spurs are 4-0 when they outshoot their opponent this season.
BEST OF MAXIM
And just when you thought you had seen it all in terms of San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter's offense, he decided to join in on the dunk fest the Clippers were having last night.
Splitter took the ball coast to coast before using a nice ball fake to create some space so he could finish the dunk.
While normally the idea of Splitter bringing the ball up the court...
Tweet Followers of Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson’s Twitter account saw this late last night. Apologize for my actions mistakes happen I take full responsibility lost my cool will never happen again ! — thomas robinson (@Trobinson0) November 8, 2012 It was in response to this play during yesterday’s game against [...]
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Sacramento Kings rookie Thomas Robinson was ejected from Wednesday night's game with the Detroit Pistons after blatantly elbowing Jonas Jerebko in the jaw. Continue reading →
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After three straight road losses to open the season, the Sacramento Kings are back home, where a sign in their locker room reminds them not to panic: ''Relax, it's only November.''
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The San Antonio Spurs (5-1) will face the Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) tonight in Portland as the Spurs' West coast road trip continues. Last night, the Spurs beat the Kings 97-86 and were led by Tim Duncan with 23 points, and 12 rebounds while Patty Mills chipped in with 18 points off the bench. However, the Spurs did turn the ball over 20 times during the contest.
By Martin McNeal, The Sports Xchange SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- San Antonio's Tim Duncan wasn't feeling well. So he took it out on the Sacramento Kings during a 97-86 victory at the Sleep Train Arena Friday night. Duncan cautioned reporters after the game because he's been suffering from flu-like symptoms. Duncan's game-high 23 points were one of the few offensive...
Sacramento Kings rookie Thomas Robinson (Kansas University) was ejected from their game against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night after this violent elbow to the throat of Jonas Jerebko. Why Robinson did this is unclear, since Jerebko hadn’t done anything to provoke him other than playing tight defense. It looks as thought Robinson merely just snapped, and I would be willing...
Another big test
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off their first home loss of the year against the Los Angeles Clippers, but a win against the San Antonio Spurs would help the team get back on track, and back to .500.
Matchup: Portland (2-3) vs. San Antonio Spurs (5-1)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 10:00 PM PT
Date: Nov. 10, 2012
The Blazers have been tested by quality opponents...
In the 4th quarter of Wednesday night’s Kings-Pistons game, Thomas Robinson and Jonas Jerebko got tangled up as Robinson boxed Jerebko out for a rebound. Then for some reason or other, Robinson elbowed Jerebko right in the throat and instantly, Robinson’s night was over.
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