SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tony Parker scored 25 points and had seven assists and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Sacramento Kings 113-100 on Friday night.
One night after squeaking by the Los Angeles Lakers 89-88 on Antonio McDyess’ tip at the buzzer, the Spurs built an early double-digit lead against the Kings.
Tyreke Evans had 25 points and Beno Udrih scored 18 for the Kings. Carl Landry scored 17 points and Darnell Jackson added 11. Rookie center DeMarcus Cousins was limited to seven points and 10 rebounds.
Richard Jefferson had 16 points and Tiago Splitter had 16 and tied a career high with nine rebounds for the Spurs, who shot 57 percent. Tim Duncan added 12 points and played only 12 minutes, while DeJuan Blair added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
The Spurs (42-8) own the NBA’s best record and have won two straight and 13 of 15. They are 2-1 on their nine-game road trip, their longest of the season.
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