This was another close game through the first 3 quarters, but the Spurs pulled away in the 4th, outscoring the Sacramento Kings 34-19 to come away with a 106-88 win. This was the Spurs’ 2nd straight win and 5th in 6 games since losing the season opener to the Thunder. For the Kings, it was their 6th straight loss. After Tim Duncan won the opening tip and deflected the ball to Tony Parker, TP took it into the teeth of the Kings defense and then kicked it back out to Kawhi Leonard (despite getting hit in the head) for a wide open 3-pointer. LaMarcus Aldridge (16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist) was nonexistent for most of the 1st quarter, without a single contribution to the stat sheet for the first 7 minutes of the game. Within the last 5 minutes, teammates started to get LA involved. He was able to get 2 quick baskets after a few misses. It was a pretty even 1st quarter as both teams traded baskets, and the Kings finished the quarter with a 24-23 lead.