Leonard scores 24 as Spurs top struggling Mavericks 96-91
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.