San Antonio's Tim Duncan scored a season-high 35 points to lead the Spurs 108-99 over the Sacramento Kings in Sunday's National Basketball Association play.
Duncan also made 14 rebounds to help the Spurs improve to a club-best road record of 5-0 to start the new NBA season. Ron Artest led the Kings with 22 points and five boards.
It was a physical contest, with three players leaving the court for stitches, including Brent Barry and Ronnie Price who collided at the end of the second quarter.
In the NBA's only other game Sunday, Lamar Odom of Los Angeles had 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers beat the visiting Chicago Bulls 82-72. Reigning NBA scoring champion Kobe Bryant contributed 18 points for L.A. - his lowest total in the eight games he has played since returning from knee surgery.
Andres Nocioni scored a career-high 30 points in the Bulls losing effort.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.