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Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings

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The Spurs used their last bout against the Kings to snap their four-game losing streak. The two teams face off again for the second time in less than a week.

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San Antonio SpursSacramento Kings

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
March 4, 2015, 7:30 PM Spurs Time
TV: FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI

The Kings have played terribly on the road (8-18) and looked even worse without All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins (2-13). They got their franchise player back last night, but will still need to play great ball if they're to win their second game in two nights.

In that game, the Spurs slowly pulled away after falling behind by double digits in the first quarter, with Kawhi Leonard (17, 7 and 5) leading the charge. They compensated for their cold shooting by protecting the ball and letting their superior ball execution eventually result in points.

The Kings have the added misfortune of playing in New York on Tuesday. It's not that Andrea Bargnani and Tim Hardaway Jr. will tire them out them too much, but the late arrival Tuesday night won't do any favors for a team that's already short-handed.

Sacramento will be missing starting point guard Darren Collison, who continues to leave a playmaking void behind. Ray McCallum is still not comfortable starting, and newly acquired Andre Miller is too old to carry a bigger load than providing steadiness and leadership in the second unit.

Cousins' return makes this game a lot more interesting. While it was originally unclear how long he'd be out for, he came back and played well against the Knicks last night and seems excited to show new coach George Karl what he can do. Sacramento's poor three-point shooting means San Antonio can focus their defensive efforts on wrangling him down low.

vs.

Sacramento Kings (21-37)

San Antonio Spurs (36-23)

March 4, 2015

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

7:30 PM CDT

TV: FSSW

Radio: WOAI 1200AM

Starters

Ray McCallum

PG

Tony Parker

Ben McLemore

SG

Danny Green

Rudy Gay

SF

Kawhi Leonard

Jason Thompson

PF

Tim Duncan

DeMarcus Cousins

C

Aron Baynes


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Game prediction: Spurs by 6.

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