Spurs stop 4-game skid with 116-113 victory over Clippers

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San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) shoots next to Los Angeles Clippers forward Nicolas Batum (5) and forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patty Mills hit a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 27 points off the bench, and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 116-113 to snap a four-game skid. Dejounte Murray added 21 points, Rudy Gay had 16 points, LaMarcus Aldridge 14 points and Keldon Johnson a career-high 11 rebounds for the Spurs. They led by 24 in the first quarter and withstood an onslaught by Kawhi Leonard in the third before nearly blowing their lead in the fourth. Leonard scored a game-high 30 points and had 10 assists, but his jumper with five seconds left missed.