Leonard scores 24 as Spurs top struggling Mavericks 96-91

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) takes control of the ball away from Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 96-91 victory over the struggling Dallas Mavericks on Monday night for their sixth straight victory.

Dallas guard Seth Curry matched a career high with 23 points, shooting 5 for 10 on 3-pointers. Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes each had 20 points in the Mavericks' sixth consecutive loss.

With the Mavericks trailing 92-91, Barnes missed a fadeaway 17-footer with 15 seconds left that Manu Ginobili rebounded before being fouled. Ginobili hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead to 94-91 before Curry miss a 3 with 6 seconds remaining.

San Antonio has won six straight against Dallas and 12 in a row at home.