2014 NBA scores: Spurs thrash Wolves with balanced effort

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The Spurs were without Manu Ginobili, but that made no difference against the inconsistent Wolves. Elsewhere, the Kings smoked the Cavs and the Grizzlies defeated the Hawks.

Six San Antonio Spurs scored in double figures as the Spurs beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-86 on Sunday. Kawhi Leonard had 17 points to lead the way for the Spurs, who were without Manu Ginobili due to a hamstring injury.

Tony Parker added a double-double, while Matt Bonner matched Kevin Love with 14 points off the bench. The Spurs shot 56.8 percent from the field and went a scorching 9-of-13 from three-point land. Even Jeff Ayres got in on the offensive fun, throwing down this ferocious slam:

San Antonio led by just three at halftime, but they clamped down defensively in the second half and pulled away. The Wolves shot just 35.5 percent overall and 31.3 percent in the second half.

Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and six rebounds to lead Minnesota.

Sacramento Kings 124, Cleveland Cavaliers 80

The Kings trailed by two points after one quarter, but they proceeded to outscore the Cavs by 46 over the next three to cruise to an easy victory. Isaiah Thomas had 26 points to lead the way for Cleveland.

Sacramento made it rain from long range, knocking down 15-of-30 three-pointers. The Kings shot 51.9 percent from the field and outrebounded the Cavs by 18.

DeMarcus Cousins notched a double-double and Rudy Gay continued his efficient play, knocking down 8-of-12 shots en route to 20 points. One of those buckets was this nifty scoop and-1:

C.J. Miles had 14 points for Cleveland. The newly acquired Luol Deng added 12 points.

Memphis Grizzlies 108, Atlanta Hawks 101

Mike Conley had 21 points and 13 assists to lead the Grizzlies to a win over the Hawks, who dropped to 6-13 on the road this season.

Every single member of the Grizzlies' starting lineup scored in double figures. Zach Randolph had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while new addition Courtney Lee had 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Lee gave the Grizzlies a seven-point lead at the break with this fadeaway at the buzzer:

Memphis shot 51.8 percent from the field.

Paul Millsap had 21 points to lead Atlanta. The Hawks struggled from deep, but Kyle Korver extended his consecutive games streak with a made three to 107.

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