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Bogdan Bogdanovic poured in 22 points off the bench to lead six Kings players in double figures as Sacramento came on late to beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs 104-99 on Monday.
The win was the first by the Kings over San Antonio since Nov. 14, 2014, snapping a 14-game losing streak to the Spurs that included seven consecutive losses at home.
The game was tied at 90 with 5:11 to play before the Kings reeled off a 10-0 run that featured 3-pointers by Nemanja Bjelica and De’Aaron Fox and an alley-oop dunk on the break by Willie Cauley-Stein.
Fox added 19 points for the Kings, with Buddy Hield scoring 14, Cauley-Stein pumping in 13 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, Harry Giles scoring 12 points and Bjelica adding 11 points.
DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 23 points and eights assists while LaMarcus Aldridge scored 14 points and took 18 rebounds. Rudy Gay racked up 14 points off the bench, and Derrick White and Bryn Forbes rang up 11 and 10 points, respectively.
San Antonio has lost three of its past four games, following a four-game winning streak.
The Kings led by as many as eight points in the first period before settling for a 25-24 lead at the end of the quarter.
Sacramento built its advantage back to seven points on three occasions in the second period, but the Spurs rallied to take the lead at 55-54 on a jumper by Patty Mills with 57.6 seconds remaining.
Fox canned two free throws four seconds later to allow the Kings to take a 56-55 lead into intermission. Fox led all scorers with 12 points over the first two quarters, and Hield added 10 for the Kings.
Gay, who returned from missing the past three games with a heel injury, led the Spurs with 10 points in the first half.
Nothing was decided in the third quarter as the two teams each scored 21 points. Sacramento carried a 77-76 lead into the final period.
The Spurs play again Wednesday in Phoenix, while Sacramento plays the first of back-to-back road games — in Memphis on Friday and at Houston on Saturday.
—Field Level Media