Mills, Leonard lead balanced Spurs past Suns 97-87

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 04:31 hrs

Patty Mills and Kawhi Leonard scored 16 apiece to lead six San Antonio players in double figures and the Spurs ended their nine-game road trip Sunday night with a 97-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

The Spurs, with Tony Parker out with a sore right triceps, finished their annual long journey, caused by a rodeo back home, at 7-2 to boost their NBA-best record to 45-13.

Tiago Splitter scored nine of his 14 in San Antonio's 35-point second quarter.

Marcin Gortat scored 21 for Phoenix, 16 in the first half. Luis Scola added 15. Goran Dragic had 10 points and 11 assists.

San Antonio beat the Suns for the sixth straight time and ninth time in their last 10 meetings.

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