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Leonard scores 26 as Spurs beat Thunder for 8th straight win

By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kawhi Leonard matched a career high with 26 points, and the San Antonio Spurs rolled past the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-88 on Tuesday night for their eighth straight victory.

The defending NBA champions have won each game during their streak by double digits, and by an average of 20.9 points. Tim Duncan had 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Spurs, who still have a shot at the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

San Antonio point guard Tony Parker left the game with tightness in his right Achilles tendon and did not return.

Russell Westbrook scored 17 points for the Thunder, who lost their fourth straight and fell a half-game behind the New Orleans Pelicans for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference standings.

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