SALT LAKE CITY — The Spurs won again during their best regular season ever, just as Tim Duncan has done 1,000 times in his career.
Kawhi Leonard made the go-ahead jumper with 4.9 seconds left and scored 18 points as the Spurs beat the Utah Jazz 88-86 on Tuesday night, giving Duncan a milestone victory.
Rodney Hood missed the potential winning 3-pointer at the buzzer as Utah fell a half-game behind Dallas for seventh place in the Western Conference. The Jazz remained in the No. 8 slot and a half-game ahead of the Houston Rockets.
“They played with a lot of energy,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “They were very aggressive and I thought they moved the ball much better.
“We were very lucky to win. They actually played better basketball then we did.”
LaMarcus Aldridge and Manu Ginobili each added 14 points in the Spurs’ franchise-record 65th victory. They visit Golden State on Thursday……..Read More