The San Antonio Spurs and their fans are going to have a merry Christmas this year.
The Spurs, playing in their last game before a short holiday break, defeated the Kings in Sacramento 108-99 for their 23rd win of the season, improving to 23-11.
LaMarcus Aldridge led all scorers with 29 points but it was Pau Gasol that was celebrated on the bench as he accomplished the 10th triple-double of his career with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
The last Spurs triple-double came from Tim Duncan during a 2014 game in Memphis when Duncan also had a 14-10-10 line against the Grizzlies.
Manu Ginobili, Dejounte Murray, and Tony Parker also scored in double figures.
The game started with both teams on fire as the Spurs and Kings each shot better than 50 percent from the field in the first quarter as the game was tied at 33 after the first frame.
But the Spurs took control in the 2nd quarter and the Kings only got as close as six points in the 2nd half as San Antonio held Sacramento to just 66 points in the final three quarters.
The Spurs were able to take control of the game by keeping the ball moving and attacking the paint for easy baskets. Of the 44 field goals that the Spurs made, there were 29 assists.
The Spurs finished the game shooting 50 percent from the field.
The Spurs have a couple of days off before playing the Brooklyn Nets at the AT&T Center on Tuesday.
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