San Antonio Spurs Pad Conference Lead
UNDATED (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs picked up their fourth straight victory and added a half-game to their lead in the NBA's Western Conference.
Kawhi Leonard scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half as the Spurs dumped Minnesota 104-86. Tony Parker finished with 14 points and 10 assists, while Tim Duncan added 15 points.
Matt Bonner chipped in 14 points on 4 of 5 from 3-point range to help the Spurs move one game ahead of Oklahoma City and Portland.
Memphis and Sacramento won Sunday's other NBA games.
Mike Conley and Zach Randolph each had double-doubles as Memphis topped Atlanta 108-101. Conley finished with 21 points and 13 assists and Zach Randolph added 18 points and 12 rebounds.
The Kings earned their third straight victory as Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points and Rudy Gay had 20 in a 124-80 laugher against Cleveland. DeMarcus Cousins had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who scored 16 straight points in the third quarter and cruised to their most lopsided win of the season.
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