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SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Kawhi Leonard matched his career-high with 26 points and set a career-high with seven steals and the San Antonio Spurs rolled past Golden State 107-92 on Sunday, snapping the Warriors’ 12-game NBA winning streak while extending their own to seven straight.

San Antonio also extended their home winning streak over Golden State to 32 straight.

Tim Duncan had 19 points and Danny Green added 18 points for San Antonio (51-26), which led by as many as 28 points.

Steph Curry had 24 points, but was harassed into nine-for-17 shooting by Leonard. Klay Thompson was held to six points on three-for-11 shooting for Golden State (51-27).

Pacers 112, Heat 89

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Paul George’s season debut provided a needed boost Sunday as the Pacers put themselves back in the playoff contention.

George finished with 13 points in 15 minutes – his first action since breaking his right leg August 1.

Luis Scola scored a season-high 23 points to lead Indiana (34-43) to their second straight win. The Pacers moved into a tie with Miami (34-43) for the No. 9 spot in the East. Both teams trail Boston by one game for the conference’s eighth and final playoff spot.

Miami were led by Dwyane Wade with 27 points but lost their fourth in a row.

Rockets 115, Thunder 112

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – James Harden scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook’s triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Harden and Westbrook, the league’s top two scorers, both entered the game averaging 27.5 points. Harden made 12 of 22 shots and six of nine three-pointers before fouling out with 33 seconds left. The Rockets hung on to win for the seventh time in eight games.

Westbrook finished with 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. It was his 11th triple-double of the season and the 18th of his career. Enes Kanter added 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Thunder, who lost their third straight. Their lead over New Orleans for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference was cut to a half game.

Cavaliers 99, Bulls 94

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James recorded his first triple-double since coming home, and the Cleveland Cavaliers made 16 three-pointers while winning their 18th straight home game.

J.R. Smith made eight threes, Kyrie Irving casually dropped one from 52 feet and scored 27 as the Cavs moved closer to a Central Division title and securing the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Mike Dunleavy scored 24 and Aaron Brooks 17 for the Bulls, who could have star guard Derrick Rose back in the next few days.

James finished with 20 points, 12 assists and ten rebounds, his first triple-double in a Cleveland uniform since May 13, 2010, two months before he left as a free agent for Miami.

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