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    Kawhi Leonard, Spurs finish off pesky Suns with fourth quarter blitz to nab third win in a row

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    Dec 16, 2016
    Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 18 points. AP

    KAWHI Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge took charge in the fourth as the San Antonio Spurs pulled away late to snatch a win against the Phoenix Suns, 107-92, for their third straight victory on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

    The Spurs led 68-59 near the end of the third but the Suns rallied back to take the lead 77-76 early in the fourth. Leonard and Aldridge then teamed up for 15 points in a telling 21-3 blitz for a commanding 97-80 advantage with 4:18 left.

    Both teams fielded their reserves with 2:49 left and the Spurs still up by 17, 99-82, after a Tony Parker jumper and San Antonio cruised its way to victory after outscoring Phoenix in the fourth quarter, 33-21.

    Leonard and Pau Gasol each finished with 18 points for the Spurs, who are now at 21-5 (14-1 on the road). Aldridge scored nine of his 14 markers in the fourth quarter, while Parker and Dewayne Dedmon added 11 apiece.

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    Phoenix fell to 8-18 despite getting 17 points from Devin Booker. Eric Bledsoe added 14, and Brandon Knight chipped in 11 off the bench.

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