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NBA roundup: Spurs cruise past Nuggets despite Pau Gasol breaking a finger before game

NBA roundup: Spurs cruise past Nuggets despite Pau Gasol breaking a finger before game

San Antonio center Pau Gasol broke a finger in warmups, Coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in the second quarter, but the Spurs still had no trouble in a 118-104 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets on Thursday night in San Antonio.

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, rookie Dejounte Murray added a season-high 24 and the Spurs ended the Nuggets’ three-game winning streak despite a career-high 35 points from Nikola Jokic. 

Leonard had his fifth consecutive 30-point performance, right after learning he will start for the Western Conference in the All-Star game for the second consecutive season.

The Spurs were unexpectedly without Gasol, Tony Parker...

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