Manu Ginobili scored 20 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 117-112 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Tim Duncan added 18 points and eight rebounds for San Antonio, Gary Neal scored 13 points, and Tony Parker had 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Playing their fifth game in six nights, the Spurs shot 54 percent and outrebounded the Kings en route to their eighth victory in nine games.
Isaiah Thomas scored a career-high 28 points and had 10 assists for Sacramento, DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Marcus Thornton added 18 points and Jason Thompson had 15.
The Kings have lost four straight.
Ginobili connected on a 3-pointer and came back quickly with a three-point play to put the Spurs in front 113-103 with 37 seconds left to play.
Sharing the ball and running their offense precisely, the Spurs managed to maintain the lead throughout the fourth quarter. Stephen Jackson made a fast-break layup of...