Spurs uses depth to fend off Kings

This article is cross posted at Spurs Basketball.

Playing their fifth game in six nights, the San Antonio Spurs was supposed to be a tired team.

However, with the team’s depth, and coach Gregg Popovich able to rest some of his key players during the five-game stretch, the Spurs hold off a hard fighting Sacramento Kings squad.

Manu Ginobili scored 20 points and added five assists off the bench, and rookie Kawhi Leonard continues to impress, finishing with 19 points and nine boards on 8-of-11 shooting from the field, and the Spurs beat the Kings 117-112 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Tim Duncan added 18 points and eight rebounds, Gary Neal had 13 points, Tony Parker finished with 10 points and 10 assists and Stephen Jackson had eight points, three rebounds and one steal for San Antonio.

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Kawhi Leonard to play at “Jimmer’s All-Stars”

The NBA lockout has kept players from using their team’s training facilities and play some organized basketball in an NBA summer league, but they can’t keep the players from being resourceful.

Spurs Kawhi Leonard is set to participate in a couple of summer league events in September.

A few days ago, San Antonio Spurs Gary Neal played in a Pro-Am summer league. And just recently, Impact Basketball will apparently launch their own league some time in September stocked with NBA-level players.

This time, another set of games are being worked upon in the “Jimmer’s All-Stars”.

According to Dimemag.com, the “Jimmer’s All-Stars” will consists of two exhibition games — one at the Maverik Center in SLC on Sept. 21 and the other at BYU’s Marriott Center in Provo on Sept. 22.

“I’m really looking forward to making my debut as a professional in front of the fans who have so passionately supported me during my time at BYU,” says Fredette. “This will be a fun opportunity to bring some other NBA draftees to Utah for the chance to play competitive basketball. I hope the community gets as excited for these games as I am.”

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