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San Antonio plays Sacramento in conference battle

March 31, 2019

Sacramento Kings (37-39, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (44-32, seventh in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Western Conference foes San Antonio and Sacramento square off at the AT&T Center.

The Spurs are 29-20 in Western Conference games. San Antonio averages 44.7 rebounds per game and is 27-9 when out-rebounding opponents.

The Kings have gone 14-24 away from home. Sacramento is 6-7 in one-possession games. In their last meeting on Feb. 4, the Kings won 127-112. Marvin Bagley III scored a team-high 24 points for Sacramento in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bryn Forbes leads the Spurs averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers and scoring 11.7 points per game while shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc. DeMar DeRozan has averaged 22.4 points and totaled 6.2 rebounds while shooting 52.5 percent over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

Buddy Hield leads the Kings averaging 20.9 points and collecting 5.1 rebounds. Harrison Barnes has averaged 2.4 made 3-pointers and scored 15.5 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 4-6, averaging 116.9 points, 47 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting.

Spurs: 7-3, averaging 111.8 points, 45.7 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 5.7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting.

Spurs Injuries: Dejounte Murray: out for season (knee).

Kings Injuries: Harry Giles: day to day (left thigh contusion), Nemanja Bjelica: out (illness).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.