SAN ANTONIO – The Kings had one of their worst defensive showings of the season in losing their second consecutive game.
The San Antonio Spurs shot 51.2 percent and made 12 three pointers in a 112-104 victory Friday night at AT&T Center.
The points and three pointers matched season highs for most allowed by the Kings. The shooting percentage was the best for a Kings’ opponent this season.
Rudy Gay led the Kings (9-7) with 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists after missing the last two games with right Achilles tendinitis. Darren Collison also returned after missing two games with a left quadriceps contusion/strain and had 15 points.
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The Kings played the game without leading scorer and rebounder DeMarcus Cousins (virus). Ryan Hollins started for Cousins and had 15 points.
Tony Parker led the Spurs (11-4) to their sixth straight win with 27 points and eight assists. Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and Tim Duncan had 18 points.