Spurs snap Warriors' 12-game win streak in NBA
SAN ANTONIO (AP):
Kawhi Leonard matched his career-high with 26 points and set a career-high with seven steals as the San Antonio Spurs rolled past Golden State Warriors 107-92 on Sunday, ending the Warriors' 12-game winning streak while extending their own to seven straight.
San Antonio also extended their home winning streak over Golden State to 32 straight, dating back to 1997, the season before Duncan arrived..
Tim Duncan had 19 points and Danny Green added 18 points for San Antonio, which led by as many as 28 points.
"Kawhi was magnificent at both ends of the court," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "He is really playing confidently, but he hasn't forgotten to predicate his game on defence and on the boards. It kind of fuels him offensively."
Stephen Curry had 24 points, but was harassed into nine-for-17 shooting by Leonard. Klay Thompson was held to six points for Golden State.
"This is the first time, I think, since Christmas that we haven't really been in a game," Curry said. "We'll be fine going forward."
In other games, Indiana got injured star Paul George back just in time, beating Miami 112-89 to remain in contention for the play-offs.
Houston overcame Russell Westbrook's 11th triple-double of the season to beat Oklahoma City 115-112 and LeBron James recorded his first triple-double since returning to Cleveland to lift the Cavaliers over Chicago 99-94.
Laker's 56th defeat
Elsewhere, Blake Griffin scored 18 points and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers sent the Lakers to their team-record 56th defeat of the season.
With six games still to play, the Lakers have surpassed last season's team as the worst in the 16-time champion franchise's illustrious history.
Utah topped Sacramento 101-95 and the New York Knicks beat Philadelphia 101-91 to end a nine-game losing streak.
George finished with 13 points in 15 minutes - his first action for the Pacers since breaking his right leg on August 1.
Luis Scola scored a season-high 23 points to lead Indiana to their second straight win. The Pacers moved into a tie with Miami for the No. 9 spot in the Eastern Conference.