Player of the game: Manu Ginobili, who missed the previous 12 games recovering from testicular surgery, scored a season-high 22 points in 15 minutes as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Kings 104-94 Saturday night at AT&T Center.
Turning point: The Spurs opened the third quarter with a 12-0 run to lead 69-54, effectively ending the Kings’ chance to become the first opponent to win at San Antonio this season. The Spurs are 30-0 at home.
X-factor: The Kings committed eight of their 21 turnovers in the pivotal third quarter.
Records: Kings 25-36, Spurs 53-9
Key injuries: Kosta Koufos (food poisoning) and Seth Curry (sprained right foot) were out for the Kings. San Antonio was without LaMarcus Aldridge (migraine), and Tim Duncan and Danny Green got the night off.