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Leonard, Bertans lead Spurs to 112-80 win over Denver

From FOX Sports - January 13, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (AP)Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points in his return from a three-game absence, Davis Bertans had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in a 112-80 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

San Antonio won its 14th straight at the AT&T Center, improving the leagues best home record to 19-2.

The Spurs projected starting lineup of Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker and Danny Green played together for only the sixth game this season and just the second time at home.

Leonard played 28 minutes after sitting out the previous three games with a strained left shoulder.

Green had 11 points in his return from a 10-game absence due to tightness in his left groin.

The Spurs raced to a 23-12 lead in the first quarter despite getting just one point from Leonard. San Antonio opened the game by shooting 6 for 7 on 3-pointers, including three consecutive 3s by Bertans to close that opening run.

Bertans, a second-year player included by Indiana in a trade that brought Leonard to San Antonio for George Hill, had a career-high six 3-pointers. He finished 6 for 7 on 3s.

Aldridge added 15 points.

Nikola Jokic had 23 points and nine rebounds for Denver, which has lost 10 straight in San Antonio.

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