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Leonard has Spurs break Warriors 12- game streak
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard matched his career-high with 26 points and set a career-high with seven steals and the San Antonio Spurs rolled past Golden State 107-92 on Sunday, snapping the Warriors’ 12-game winning streak while extending their own to seven straight.

San Antonio also extended its home winning streak over Golden State to 32 straight.

Tim Duncan had 19 points and Danny Green added 18 points for San Antonio (51-26), which led by as many as 28 points.

Steph Curry had 24 points, but was harassed into 9-for-17 shooting by Leonard. Klay Thompson was held to six points on 3-for-11 shooting for Golden State (51-27).

A battle between the teams with the longest active winning streaks in the league grew one-sided quickly with Leonard firmly imprinting his stamp on the game.

Leonard, who did not play in the fourth quarter, was 11-for-17 shooting, but it was defense that proved key.

Curry had 13 straight points for Golden State in a two-minute stretch early in the second half, pulling the Warriors within 67-53 with three 3-pointers. The Spurs snuffed the rally by having Leonard defend the Warriors’ sharpshooter.

Leonard would strip Curry near the 3-point line in his first defensive assignment after the switch, batting the ball with his left hand from Curry’s right-handed dribble and raced downcourt for an emphatic one-handed dunk ahead of Draymond Green.

It was part of a rough evening for Curry.

After Curry stripped Tony Parker, Leonard regained possession by using his long reach to strip the Warriors point guard near the 3-point line to spark a fast break. Leonard passed to Parker in the left corner and the Spurs point guard passed up the 3-pointer to feed a charging Danny Green, who drew the defender and passed it to Leonard for an open dunk and an early 8-1 lead.

Leonard would later steal a crosscourt pass intended for Thompson and sprint for a one-handed, uncontested dunk for a 17-7 lead.

Leonard later tipped the ball away from Curry and outran him to the ball, palming it with one hand and firing a pass to Danny Green for a layup and a 57-36 lead.


Warriors: Golden State has not won in San Antonio since Feb. 14, 1997, the season before Duncan arrived. The Warriors had lost by an average of 16.5 points prior to Sunday’s blowout. ... The Warriors won by an average of 15.2 points during their winning streak.

Spurs: San Antonio C Tiago Splitter (tightness, right calf) sat out and is expected to miss the team’s next three games at least. Popovich said the injury is “not real serious, but enough to keep him out for a while.” ... The Spurs are 10-0 when Bonner starts alongside Duncan, Parker, Leonard and Green and 14-3 overall when the “Red Rocket” is in the starting lineup.