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Spurs beat Kings to end four-game skid

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) pulls down a rebound ahead of Sacramento Kings Jason Thompson in the first quarter on Friday evening, February 27, 2015 between the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs at Sleep Train Arena.
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) pulls down a rebound ahead of Sacramento Kings Jason Thompson in the first quarter on Friday evening, February 27, 2015 between the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs at Sleep Train Arena. jvillegas@sacbee.com

Player of the game: Tony Parker scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as the San Antonio Spurs pulled away to defeat the Kings 107-96 Friday night at Sleep Train Arena and end their losing streak at four games.

Turning point: The score was tied 80-80 with 8:55 to play when the Spurs broke the game open with a 20-8 run.

Key stat: The Kings committed 17 turnovers that led to 24 points for the Spurs. San Antonio had six turnovers.

X-factors: San Antonio started slowly, but Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs stay in the game. He finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Records: Kings 20-36, Spurs 35-23.

Injury update: Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins sat out with a sprained left ankle and left hip contusion.

Up next: The Kings host Portland on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Jason Jones

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