The Spurs were staring down the barrel of their second straight loss to a struggling team. Down eight to the Mavericks with seven minutes left in the fourth, the Spurs put on a 25-10 run to pull ahead and keep their spotless road record intact.
The hero of the game was also the leading scorer — Patty Mills went 6-7 in the final period and ended his hot-shooting night with 23 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard struggled from the field, but ended with 21 points on 16 shots, aided by his 9-12 from the stripe. Yes, that’s correct: he missed three freebies in a single game.
Next up are the Wizards on Friday.