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Parker’s hot second quarter carries Spurs past Kings

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker scored 12 of his 16 points in the second quarter of a 118-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday in San Antonio.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker scored 12 of his 16 points in the second quarter of a 118-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday in San Antonio. The Associated Press

Player of the game: Tony Parker scored 12 of his 16 points in the decisive second quarter as the San Antonio Spurs throttled the Kings 118-102 on Sunday at AT&T Center. Parker, who also had seven assists, played just 20 minutes in his second game back after missing four due to back stiffness. The Kings have lost two in a row and 10 of 13.

Turning point: The Kings led 14-2 to start the game and 27-21 after the first quarter. But the Spurs dominated the second, outscoring the Kings 37-22 to take control of the game and led the entire second half.

X-factor: The Spurs scored 78 points in the second and third quarters before sitting their starters for most of the fourth.

Records: Kings 27-43; Spurs 53-16.

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