The benefit to the Spurs of this year’s All-Star Game being in Houston was a relatively short trip home for a very short stay in San Antonio for a relatively large contingent.

All-Stars Tim Duncan and Tony Parker jetted home after the game. Gregg Popovich, all his assistant coaches and several support staffers motored east on Interstate 10 so they could avoid the typically chaotic post-All-Star Weekend Monday morning scene at the airport.

Saturday Spurs participants Matt Bonner (3-point contest) and Kawhi Leonard (Rising Stars Challenge) got a head-start after their events and made it home by Sunday.

There was barely time to unpack and repack. Awaiting Monday was yet another charter flight, this time to Sacramento, where the Spurs resume their annual rodeo road trip tonight against the Kings.

It will be the second of the Spurs’ two games scheduled in California’s capital city — and possibly their last.

The NBA Board of Governors in April will consider a request by Kings owners to sell the team to a group intent on moving it to Seattle to begin play there next season.

While the issue of the Kings’ possible relocation was one of several subplots to an All-Star weekend filled with side issues, it hasn’t registered much with the Spurs, who are intent on maintaining their status atop the league in their final 28 regular-season games.

Has Duncan pondered the possibility he may never play another game in Sleep Train Arena after tonight?

“Yeah,” said Duncan, drawing out his answer until a quizzical look receded from his visage. “Um, no.”