Sacramento Kings pull away late to hold off undermanned San Antonio Spurs
De'Aaron Fox led the Kings with 16 points. AP

LAMARCUS Aldridge had 17 points in 16 minutes of action in the Spurs' 100-106 loss to the Kings in the preseason opener for both teams on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).

The Spurs (0-1) played their starters for two quarters, giving the Kings a chance to showcase their young second unit. Rookie De'Aaron Fox shined in the extra playing time, scoring a team-high 16 on 7-of-8 shooting from the field.

The Kings (1-0) outscored the Spurs 23-16 in the fourth quarter.

SPURS: Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Rudy Gay all sat out. ... Patty Mills finished with 11 points and three assists in 17 minutes off the bench.

KINGS: Skal Labissiere finished with 15 points, connecting on 7 of 10 shots. Buddy Hield added 12 points and four rebounds.

UP NEXT: These teams are set to meet again Friday in San Antonio.

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