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SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nene Jersey . - While a fast-paced offence has become more of a fixture in recent years, the San Antonio Spurs can still grind out games when needed. Marco Belinelli scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, Kawhi Leonard had 15 points and seven rebounds and the NBA-leading Spurs turned in a vintage performance to beat the Sacramento Kings 99-79 on Friday night for their 12th straight win. "It was an ugly game, wasnt it?" Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, proudly. Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker added 14 points apiece, and Tiago Splitter had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs (52-16), who remain 1 1/2 games ahead of Oklahoma City and Indiana for the leagues best record. The winning streak also is San Antonios longest since rolling off 12 in a row in November 2010. Sacramento outshot the Spurs 40 per cent to 38.7 per cent but was outrebounded 52 to 48. San Antonio forced 15 turnovers and committed only nine, pulling away in the fourth quarter behind its shut-down defence. "It was one of those games where we couldnt make a shot," Ginobili said. "The good thing is that they couldnt, either." Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Kings, who were held to a season low in points against a franchise that has dominated them — like a lot of other teams — for a decade. The Spurs finished 3-0 against Sacramento this season. Theyve also won 30 of the past 33 meetings, including nine straight overall and 11 in a row in Californias capital city. "If you had told me going into tonights game that we hold the Spurs to 99 points, 38 per cent from the field, and 20 per cent from three-point, I wouldve said we were going to win the game," Kings coach Michael Malone said. "They just keep at it for 48 minutes, and thats why I think that they are the favourite to win the NBA championship." The Spurs shook off a slow start and started rolling late in the second quarter, speeding up the pace and looking for those "great, not good" shots the way Popovich always preaches. San Antonio led 47-37 at intermission despite shooting 1 for 13 from 3-point range. The Spurs finished 5 for 25 from beyond the arc, while the Kings were 4 for 14. Tim Duncan also missed his first seven shots for San Antonio before banking in a jumper in the third quarter. He finished with 10 points on 3-for-12 shooting and added nine rebounds and six assists. "Its a great reminder that we can win with defence," said Parker, who also had five rebounds and four assists. "It was not pretty. We were not shooting well. But sometimes you need to win those kind of games. We know in the playoffs, sometimes the ball doesnt go in." The Kings kept the Spurs within striking distance, and appeared to move even closer when Thomas made a 3-pointer as the third quarter ended. Instead, officials ruled Thomas shot came after the buzzer — and upheld the call after a video review. Belinelli swished a jumper at the start of his big fourth quarter to lift the Spurs ahead 73-57. And Duncan quieted Sacramento for good with a jumper that gave San Antonio an 86-69 lead with 5:35 to play. "I dont think we moved the ball enough," Cousins said. "We came down and got quick shots. That kind of hurt us. If we moved the ball a lot better we wouldve had a chance at this game." NOTES: Kings F Royce White, the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft by Houston, made his NBA debut. He entered with 56.1 seconds remaining and never touched the ball. ... Former Kings centre Vlade Divac sat courtside next to team owner Vivek Ranadive and received a standing ovation when he was introduced on the video board during a timeout in the first quarter. ... San Antonio closes a three-game California trip at Golden State on Saturday night in a rematch of last seasons second-round playoff series won by the Spurs in six games. ... The Kings host Milwaukee on Sunday. ___ Antonio Gonzalez can be reached at: www.twitter.com/agonzalezAP Chris Paul Jersey .Before a raucous sellout crowd, the Hawks won for the 29th time in 31 games to extend their Eastern-best record to 36-8.As usual, pretty much everyone chipped in.Four starters were in double figures and backup point guard Dennis Schroder led a spurt at the start of the fourth quarter that helped the Hawks pull away. PJ Tucker Jersey . "I was so nervous," Hadley said Sunday after winning the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour victory. "I did not eat well last night. http://www.therocketsofficial.com/Authentic-Eric-Gordon-Rockets-Jersey/ . Summers has seen scant playing time with the Coyotes since being selected 29th overall by the club in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, having played in 47 career NHL games.DETROIT - The last two seasons have been full of drama for the Detroit Red Wings a€” just not in the way the franchise is accustomed to.Coach Mike Babcocks team has had to scramble to extend its streak to 23 consecutive post-season appearances, and although thats certainly a remarkable accomplishment, the Red Wings were hardly considered major contenders for the Stanley Cup. They havent reached the conference finals since 2009, a year after the team won its most recent championship.Detroit lost a franchise-record 421 games to injury last season, so in a sense it was encouraging that the Red Wings were still able to make playoffs. Younger players like Gustav Nyquist showed promise a€” but a five-game loss to Boston in the first round of the post-season suggested there was a wide gap between Detroit and the elite teams.We have a good team and we proved we can do good things last year. We werent 100 per cent healthy, centre Darren Helm said. This year, were hoping to stay healthy and weve got guys that can hopefully gel together.The Red Wings were unable to add any bona fide stars to their roster this off-season, so theyll hope the experience the younger players gained last season will pay dividends. Theyre also counting on better health, especially for some of their aging standouts. Henrik Zetterberg missed two months recovering from back surgery in 2013-14, and Pavel Datsyuk was bothered by an ailing left knee.Daniel Alfredsson, who tied for the team lead with 49 points last season, was nursing a sore back all off-season, and the 41-year-old wingers future remains in doubt.Detroit hopes the team-wide health problems last season at least left the Red Wings with more experienced depth.If you just look at the kids that came up last year and what they did, Zetterberg said. They basically carried us in the playoffs. Now when everyone is healthy here and we have those guys, it is exciting to see what we will do. Well be a fast team this year with a reallyy good mix of old guys and young kids. Houston Rockets Jerseys. Here are some things to watch in Detroit this season:BABCOCKS FUTURE: General manager Ken Holland signed a new deal in the off-season through the 2017-18 season. Now the focus turns to Babcock, who has one year remaining on his contract.Theres no doubting Babcocks status among the games top coaches, and keeping him could be crucial for what has been one of the leagues most stable franchises.UP AND COMING: Nyquist led the Red Wings with 28 goals despite playing only 57 games last season, and 23-year-old Tomas Tatar was second with 19.Youngsters Danny DeKeyser, Brendan Smith and Brian Lashoff became a big part of Detroits rotation of defencemen.Our younger guys took huge steps last year, said defenceman Niklas Kronwall, who matched Alfredsson with 49 points. DK, Smitty, Lash a€” these guys played in some big games and got a taste of the playoffs.FRANZENS PRODUCTION: Johan Franzen scored 29 goals in 2011-12 a€” but he has only 30 over the last two seasons combined and has had to deal with concussion problems.I want to be a factor up front, Franzen said. We want to spread it out, but still Im one of the guys that should be scoring.IN GOAL: Goalie Jimmy Howard posted a 2.66 goals-against average last season, the second-worst of his career over a full season. His save percentage also dipped from .923 in 2012-13 to .910.UPGRADES?: Despite the franchises rich history and commitment to winning, Detroit has had a hard time luring top free agents over the last few offseasons. One player the Red Wings did sign in 2013, Stephen Weiss, is hoping to rebound after having sports hernia surgery last season and playing only 26 games.Its great to see the guys healthy, Zetterberg said. Just be out here and really have an honest chance to show what he can do. Hes a great player. We all know that. He went through a tough year last year, but he looks good out there and hes going to be good for us this year. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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