Player of the game: Pau Gasol started strong and scored a team-high 24 points to go with nine rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Kings 110-105 Wednesday night at Golden 1 Center. Gasol scored nine points in the first quarter as the Spurs took a 12-point lead. Except for a second-quarter spurt by the Kings, San Antonio was in control. The Kings have lost three in a row.
Turning point: The Kings took a 30-27 lead with 9:29 left in the second quarter. The Spurs countered with a 26-8 run.
X-factor: Besides DeMarcus Cousins (26 points, 17 rebounds, six assists), the Kings’ starting lineup struggled while three Spurs starters tallied at least 20 points.
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Records: Kings 4-8; Spurs 9-3