Leonard scores 21 as Spurs cruise to 117-89 win over Suns

PHOENIX (AP) Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 117-89 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.

Leonard, selected as an All-Star starter for first time in his career earlier in the day, scored eight of his points in the third quarter as San Antonio won its 12th straight game. Boban Marjanovic added 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Jonathon Simmons had 13 points.

Having already tied the best start in franchise history, the Spurs moved to 37-6 and kept pace with the 2010-11 team, which also had a 37-6 mark. They got 66 points from their bench.

The Spurs cruised despite missing starters Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. Parker had right hip soreness and Duncan was given the night off to rest.

Devin Booker's 24 points led the Suns, who lost their sixth straight and 15th in 16 games.