The Sacramento Kings were the perfect anctidote for an ailing San Antonio Spurs squad that dropped games to the Heat, the Rockets and the Bulls. The Spurs (who began their annual Rodeo Road Trip) were carried on the backs of PF Tim Duncan (23 points/17 rebounds) and Tony Parker (18 points/10 assists) to push back the Kings 95-93.
”It’s huge to start the road trip like that,” Parker said. ”We needed a win. Obviously we were in a little slump with those three losses. We wanted to get back on the right track.”
The night also marked the return of Center Tiago Splitter from injury and the first night on the floor for newly signed former Wizards Point Guard Shannon Brown.
It was great to be back on the court with the guys,” Splitter said. ”I wasn’t that aggressive on offense, but I just tried to help the guys on defense with the coverage and helps. Most importantly, we won, so I’m happy.”