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)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Charlotte Hornets 119-114 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight victory.
LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points and seven rebounds, and Danny Green had 16 points as the Spurs improved to 8-0 on the road.
Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Frank Kaminsky had 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench, but the Hornets lost their third straight game after starting the season 8-3.
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The teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 84 in a tightly contested game that included 28 lead changes in the first three quarters.
Aldridge gave the Spurs the lead for good with 2:53 left on a pair of free throws.