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NBA: San Antonio 127, Sacramento 102

April 19, 2012 at 12:54 AM   |   Comments

SACRAMENTO, April 19 (UPI) -- Bench players Tiago Splitter and Gary Neal both had 17 points Wednesday and helped San Antonio pull away in the fourth quarter to defeat Sacramento 127-102.

The Spurs stayed a half game in front of Oklahoma City for the best record in the Western Conference and Coach Gregg Popovich stayed with his plan to rest his key players as much as possible prior to the playoffs.

San Antonio center Tim Duncan did not play in the game while Manu Ginobili was on the court for just 17 minutes. Their services were not needed since the Spurs had seven players in double figures and outscored the Kings by 24 points in the second half.

Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson all had 13 points for the Spurs, who have won five in a row. San Antonio shot 58 percent from the field.

Isaiah Thomas had 21 points for Sacramento.

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