Perhaps still bristling from their recent four-game losing streak, the Spurs lashed out at the Kings in a 102-89 victory that saw the defending champions get back on track. Tim Duncan amassed 21 points and 10 rebounds, but it was a balanced team effort that overcame Ron Artest's 23 points for Sacramento, the Sacramento Bee reports. Elsewhere in the NBA:
- LaMarcus Aldridge led his Trail Blazers to a 107-102 victory over a late-threatening Clippers team with 22 points and 12 rebounds, eclipsing Cuttino Mobley's 24 points off the bench.
- When Lamar Odom had collected 10 points and eight rebounds in the first quarter alone, Seattle's 130-105 loss to the Lakers became all but inevitable.