The San Antonio Spurs are versatile. On Wednesday they tried out a new way of winning, authoring a 28-point comeback against the Sacramento Kings — it was the largest Spurs rally under coach Gregg Popovich’s reign. The Spurs have been as steady as the play and demeanor of their star Kawhi Leonard all season, owning the NBA’s second-best record (50-13). All that consistency wears on them, apparently, and they found themselves down an incomprehensible 28 points in the first half in Sacramento. The good news for the Spurs and the bad news for the Kings was that there remained three quarters to play. Time left on the clock has been bad news for all Spurs opponents lately — it was their fifth straight comeback win including two OT victories.
Popovich rested stars Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge against the Kings, which obviously threw a wrench in the Spurs system at the start. Manu Ginobili had 19 points and David Lee had 18 for the Spurs. Spurs face the OKC Thunder on Thursday night at 8pm ET on TNT.