Arron Afflalo

Spurs rally from 28 down to beat Kings in Leonard's absence

The San Antonio Spurs demonstrated they are perfectly capable of rallying in the final quarter to win without Kawhi Leonard. They trailed by 28 points in the first quarter.

Manu Ginobili had 19 points, David Lee added 18 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rallied while Leonard rested to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-104 on Wednesday night.

San Antonio (50-13) won its ninth straight and extended its league record for 50-win seasons to 18 straight.

"We definitely (have) shown that the team has a lot of character in the last few games," Spurs center Pau Gasol said. "I think the team realized that as much we have fought the last few games to...