|SPURS||Tim Duncan 18.1||Tim Duncan 10.2||Manu Ginobili 4.9|
|KINGS||Tyreke Evans 20.0||Jason Thompson 8.3||Tyreke Evans 5.8|
Hill is averaging 15.8 points in 41 games as a starter. He moved to the starting point guard role when Parker broke his right ring finger in early March and has done a remarkable job. Hill is expected miss at least two games leaving the Spurs without either of their point guards when they play the Sacramento Kings tonight in Sacramento.
Coach Gregg Popovich said "I'm a little worried about everything that's coming up now without George, it's going to be difficult to have Manu play the point in all these games coming up. We'll have to figure something out."
This is a tough time for the Spurs to be short-handed. They are currently in seventh place in the West and are tying their best to move up to standings and gain higher seed when the post season rolls around. And not to mention avoiding the Lakers in the opening round.
The Spurs are playing very well lately and have won three straight games beating the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers. However, they must keep their focus and give their opponents the respect they deserve.
Evans has averaged 14.3 points, 9.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds in the team's last three games and had 32 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds in the last game against San Antonio. A game the Spurs won 115-113.
The Spurs hold a 6-0 lead over the Kings in their head-to-head regular season series since the 2008-2009 season.
The Spurs can't afford to make the same mistakes they did against the Nets and play down to their opponent. Expect them to try to build a good lead early and limit the minutes of their starters knowing that they will face the Phoenix Suns on the second night of back-to-backs.
The Kings will try to make a game out of it while the Spurs will do their best to put the game away early on. With the way things are going lately, it's hard to argue against the Spurs. Add the fact that most teams are avoiding the Lakers in the first round of playoffs, the Spurs will do their best to win this game. With that being said, the Spurs will win this one 100-91.