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Spurs build streak at Mavericks’ expense

Spurs build streak at Mavericks’ expense

Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the host San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 96-91 victory over the struggling Dallas Mavericks on Monday night for their sixth straight victory. 

Seth Curry of Dallas matched a career high with 23 points, shooting five for 10 on three-point attempts in the sixth consecutive loss for the Mavericks, who are 2-11.

With the Mavericks trailing 92-91, Dallas’ Harrison Barnes missed a 17-footer with 15 seconds left that Manu Ginobili rebounded before being fouled. Ginobili hit two free throws to extend the lead to 94-91. 

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich was dissatisfied with his team, despite the...