SACRAMENTO — Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs spoiled Sacramento's perfect home record and ruined Mike Bibby's return, beating the Kings, 83-81, Thursday night.
Stephen Jackson scored 18 points as the Spurs followed a victory in Seattle by winning in the NBA's toughest road arena.
The Kings had won their first 13 games at Arco Arena, where they're 80-14 over the last three seasons, but they gave one of their most lifeless performances in years on the same night their injury-plagued roster became nearly whole.
Sacramento shot less than 35% from the field and never found a rhythm. The Spurs were barely better, committing 18 turnovers, but Duncan had another outstanding game and San Antonio hung on when the Kings made several turnovers and poor shots in the closing minutes.