Kawhi Leonard scored 14 of his game-high 27 points in the final six minutes Sunday night, leading the undefeated San Antonio Spurs to a 106-99 road win against the Miami Heat.
Leonard was getting a cut under his right eye looked after when the Heat took their first lead since the game’s opening minutes.
Pau Gasol added a double-double for San Antonio.
Per the AP:
“It wasn’t anything with my eye or retina or anything,” said Leonard, who didn’t need stitches. “Just under my eye, I got a little cut.”
Pau Gasol had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who wasted a 16-point first-half lead and trailed by one when Leonard returned with 6:48 remaining after the Spurs needed only a couple minutes to patch him up. Patty Mills added 18 for San Antonio, who won at Miami for the fifth consecutive time.
“I thought we hung in there tough on the road,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “That was the best part of the game. We didn’t give in.”