Beyond the Box Score: Forbes’ Season-High 23 Helps Guide Spurs Past Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO KINGS (15-34)2228192998
SAN ANTONIO SPURS (33-19)29203034113

 

Coming off a humiliating loss to the 76ers inside the AT&T Center Friday, the Spurs looked to avoid back-to-back home losses for the first time since mid-November (Warriors and Bucks) with another meeting against the Kings. Trailing by one at the break, consecutive 30+ point quarters in the second half helped San Antonio win Sunday afternoon, which was in large part to a season-high 23-point performance by 2nd year player Bryn Forbes. Double-double efforts by Pau Gasol and Dejounte Murray also helped the Spurs, who have now won 11 of their last 19, secure the big home win in front of a near-sold-out crowd.

OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

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THE BASICS

  • Spread before tip-off:SA -11.5
  • Score:Sacramento Kings 98, San Antonio Spurs 113
  • Records:Kings (15-34)   |   Spurs (33-19)
  • Date:Sunday, Jan. 28 | 6:00 p.m. CT tip-off
  • Location:AT&T Center | San Antonio, TX
  • Attendance:18,418 (Capacity: 18,581)
  • Series:San Antonio Spurs lead the all-time series 123-57 (119-55 regular season; 4-2 playoffs)
  • Referees:Tony Brown, Gary Zielinski, Lauren Holtkamp
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INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:

  • In the third victory of the year vs the Kings, the Spurs shot an even 50.0 percent (45-for-90) from the floor, compared to Sacramento’s 35-of-82 (42.7 percent) from the floor.
  • San Antonio recorded an impressive 11-of-25 (44.0 percent) mark from three and went just 12-of-17 (70.6 percent) from the charity stripe. The Kings, meanwhile, went a slightly better 18-of-34 (52.9 percent) from beyond-the-arc and shot a near perfect 10-of-11 from the foul line (90.9 percent).
  • San Antonio totaled 52 rebounds as a team; Gasol and Murray reaching double-digit board efforts – both recording a double-double.
  • Both teams recorded near perfect offenses after both teams managed to finish in single digits in the team turnover statistical category; the Kings finished with nine turnovers while San Antonio had just seven. The Spurs also finished with an incredible 33 team assists; just 21 for Sacramento.

 NOTABLES:

  • The Spurs have limited its opponents below 98 points in six of the last seven basketball games (3-3).
  • Murray went a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor; where he’s now averaging 12.4 points, eight boards, and five dimes since getting the call-up to the starting lineup.
  • 40-year old Manu Ginobli and All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 points each respectively; both managed six field goals each Sunday; also combined for 11 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • Rookie sensation De’Aaron Fox led the Kings Sunday; going for 26 points and three dimes, including 6-of-6 from the arc and 8-for-15 from the floor.
  • 41-year old Vince Carter added 21 points off the bench; also added six boards and shot 5-for-7 from the trifecta.
  • The Spurs tied their season-high Sunday with 33 total team assists; the sixth time San Antonio has surpassed the 30-assists mark this season.

UP NEXT:

  • The Spurs stay inside the AT&T Center for the 3rdgame of the five-game home stand in San Antonio. San Antonio plays host to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, January 30. Tip-off is set for a 7:30 PM CT start time.

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