NBA: San Antonio 104, Boston 93

Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:20 AM

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Kawhi Leonard helped San Antonio put on a third-quarter run Wednesday that pushed the Spurs to a 104-93 victory over Boston.

San Antonio won its eighth straight game and matched Indiana's 10-1 record as the best in the NBA.

Boston lost its first four games of the season, then won four in a row and now has lost five straight.

The Celtics owned a two-point lead early in the second half when the Spurs went on a 13-2 outburst. Leonard had 12 of his 16 points in the third period and combined with Tim Duncan to score all of the points during the run.

Tony Parker had 19 points to lead the San Antonio scorers while Duncan had 13 points and nine rebounds.

Boston was led by 19 points and 17 rebounds from Jared Sullinger. Jeff Green and Avery Bradley also had 19 points each.

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