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Sacramento and San Antonio face off in conference showdown

December 18, 2021 GMT

San Antonio Spurs (11-17, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (12-18, 10th in the Western Conference)

Sacramento, California; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings host Dejounte Murray and the San Antonio Spurs in Western Conference play Sunday.

The Kings are 8-12 against Western Conference opponents. Sacramento gives up 114.4 points to opponents and has been outscored by 3.5 points per game.

The Spurs are 6-12 in conference matchups. San Antonio is 7-7 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 12.5 turnovers per game.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Spurs won 136-117 in the last meeting on Nov. 11. Murray led the Spurs with 26 points, and Fox led the Kings with 37 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Fox is scoring 21.3 points per game with 3.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists for the Kings. Terence Davis II is averaging 15.1 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 50.5% over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

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Murray is scoring 17.7 points per game with 8.4 rebounds and 8.5 assists for the Spurs. Derrick White is averaging 19.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 46.2% over the past 10 games for San Antonio.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 4-6, averaging 111.4 points, 45.4 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.3 points per game.

Spurs: 6-4, averaging 114.5 points, 46.3 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.0 points.

INJURIES: Kings: Louis King: out (health and safety protocols), Marvin Bagley III: out (health and safety protocols), Alex Len: out (health and safety protocols), Davion Mitchell: out (health and safety protocols), De’Aaron Fox: out (health and safety protocols), Terence Davis II: out (health protocols), Richaun Holmes: out (eye).

Spurs: Zach Collins: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.