SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and San Antonio beat the Miami Heat 98-85 on Friday night in the first meeting between the teams since the Spurs’ dominating performance in the NBA Finals.
Tony Parker added 21 points and Tim Duncan had 10 points and 12 rebounds for his 24th double-double of the season.
The Spurs roster is mostly the same since its five-game victory over the Heat in the Finals, while Miami’s roster has been drastically altered.
The Heat lost LeBron James to Cleveland in the off-season and were without an injured Dwyane Wade once again Friday.
Luol Deng had 17 points and Chris Bosh added 14 points for the Heat, who trailed by as many as 20 points in a game that wasn’t as close as the score.
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