Leonard has 24 points, Spurs hold off Heat, 94-90

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Posted: Nov 15, 2016 12:22 AM
Leonard has 24 points, Spurs hold off Heat, 94-90

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and 12 rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Miami Heat 94-90 on Monday night.

The Heat lost their fifth straight game. Dion Waiters, who tormented San Antonio in the playoffs last season while with Oklahoma City, had 27 points for Miami. Center Hassan Whiteside had 23 points and 17 rebounds, giving him a double-double in eight of nine games this season.

San Antonio's projected starting five of Leonard, Aldridge, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker and Danny Green made its home debut after injuries to the starting backcourt led to five different starting lineups in the team's first nine games.

Gasol had 12 points, Parker added 11 points and six assists and Green was limited to three points in 15 minutes.