SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili each scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Phoenix 103-89 on Friday night for their ninth straight win at home over the Suns.
Ginobili joined Vince Carter as the only 40-yearold players to score 20 points off the bench. He shot 7 for 10 from the field in setting a season high for points.
The Spurs were without starters LaMarcus Aldridge, who sat out for rest, and an injured Danny Green, but had 15 steals and six blocks against the Suns while shooting 47 percent.
Devin Booker had 21 points and Marquese Chriss added 12 for Phoenix.
San Antonio went on a 23-6 run after falling behind by eight points two minutes into the second quarter.
Leonard had eight points during the run in his most complete game of the season, especially on the defensive end. The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year set a season high with three blocks and tied his season best with four steals.
Leonard ran down Booker from behind to block a layup early in the first quarter and minutes later stepped in front of Tyson Chandler for a steal that led to a breakaway dunk.
The Spurs made their first three shots, including a pair of 3-pointers by Kyle Anderson and Bryn Forbes, who started for Aldridge and Green.