Shorthanded Spurs beat Kings with stunning rally

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first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES View comments Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) tries to strip the ball from San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in San Antonio. The Spurs won 114-104. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)The San Antonio Spurs delivered the biggest comeback of the National Basketball Association season on Wednesday with a 114-104 win over the Sacramento Kings to extend their winning streak to nine games.Coming back from as many as 28 points, the Spurs improved to 50-13 on the season, giving them their 18th straight 50-win season. San Antonio has now won 50 or more games every season since 1997-98, except in the strike-shortened 1998-99 campaign, when they went 37-13.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Longtime coach tears up after Nowitzki notches 30K points Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READ “We are always going to fight as a team. We knew if we got a few stops in a row and every hustle play, we could get to within striking distance.“Being down 28 seemed like a lot of points, but we were able to chop away and make it work.” San Antonio never led until a Patty Mills three-pointer with 6:26 to play gave them a 95-92 advantage.Another Mills three-pointer and free throw almost three minutes later gave the Spurs’ a 99-94 lead and the Kings couldn’t stay with them. Danny Green drained consecutive three-pointers in the final 2:20 to help San Antonio secure the win.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Mills finished with 17 points while Jonathon Simmons and Green scored 14 points each.“It was a team effort — we had 33 assists,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “Everybody chipped in and did what they had to do by getting up into the Kings after the first quarter.“They took some pride in it. They wanted to win the game. I thought the whole team effort was fantastic.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In 28 years, the Spurs have had just one losing season, when they finished 20-62 in 1996-97. Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 19 points and David Lee equalled his season-best scoring output with 18 points as the shorthanded Spurs roared from behind in front of a crowd of 18,400 at the AT&T Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Spurs rested star forwards Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge and trailed by as many as 28 points in the second quarter before their scorers took over.“It was a really bad start for us, but once we started getting back on defence and making them score in the half-court, we turned up the pressure a little bit,” Lee said. 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezonlast_img

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