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Saturday, February 1st (All times Eastern)

Sacramento Kings (15-31) at San Antonio Spurs (33-13), 8:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs haven't been in this kind of predicament for quite some time.

They've lost three straight for the first time since closing out the 2012-13 regular season 0-3 and will try to avoid a longer losing streak Saturday night when they welcome the Sacramento Kings to AT&T Center.

The Spurs haven't lost four games in a row since 2011 and the reason for their problems could easily be explained if you look at their injury report.

Starters Tiago Splitter, Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green are all shelved for extended periods of time and the latest to join the sidelines was Manu Ginobili. The bench star will miss three to four weeks with a strained left hamstring.

Even those playing are dinged up. Tony Parker, who was named as a reserve for the Western Conference All-Star team, is questionable with a strained groin.

On Wednesday, the Chicago Bulls came to Alamo City and left with a 96-86 victory.

With such luminaries in the starting lineup as Nando De Colon and Othyus Jeffers, who was recently signed to a 10-day contract, Parker had 20 points and six assists and Tim Duncan registered 17 points and 12 rebounds for the suddenly-sputtering Spurs.

"I think with all these guys out, our consistency just isn't there. On both ends, we can't sustain for the periods of time that we need to," said Duncan, who was passed over for a 15th All-Star Game.

The Kings have been a disaster of late, losing six straight, including three in a row on the road.

On Friday, the Kings fell in Dallas, 107-103.

Rudy Gay scored a game-high 35 points on 10-of-16 shooting, while also pulling down 12 rebounds and handing out six assists and Isaiah Thomas added 19 points and six assists for the Kings.

They were the only double-figure scorers for Sacramento, but all 10 Kings players who saw action scored at least a field goal.

Offense wasn't the problem as the Kings allowed 32 points in the fourth quarter. That turned a six-point Sacramento lead after three into a four-point loss.

"[They] got whatever they wanted (in the fourth). When you look at the game our first quarter defense was very good. The second quarter we don't defend anybody. Third quarter defense was excellent and allowed us to get out and run and Rudy kind of took the game over for a little bit, and then in the fourth quarter you allow that team to score 32 points," said Kings coach Michael Malone.

The Spurs have won seven straight against Sacramento and 19 of the last 20. The Kings lone victory against the Spurs since 2008 did come in San Antonio back on Jan. 20, 2012.

02/01 11:13:31 ET

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ORL 33
CHA 35
 
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
Final
CHI 86
LAC 96
Final
HOU 105
CLE 103
2nd
ORL 33
CHA 35
 
2nd
BOS 61
GSW 45
 
2nd
IND 40
PHI 34
 
2nd
SAC 41
POR 49
 
1st
LAL 10
OKC 20
 
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DEN
NOP
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
Final
MON 63
SIENA 57
 
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WAKE 24
PITT 19
 
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STAN
OREG
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OSU
PURD
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COL
ARST
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UCLA
WASU
Final
WIN 5
LOS 2
2nd Intermission
PIT 4
CLB 1
 
2nd Intermission
FLA 3
TAM 1
 
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WAS
TOR
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DAL
ANA
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STL