Leonard matches career high with 32, Spurs beat Heat

Kawhi Leonard matched his career high with 32 points before leaving with a bruised quadriceps and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 112-88.

SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard matched his career high with 32 points before leaving with a bruised quadriceps and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 112-88 on Wednesday night to remain perfect at home.

San Antonio earned its 36th straight home victory to open the season, leaving the Spurs a game shy of matching the record set by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96.

Leonard’s injury could have put a damper on the team’s 60th overall victory, but it did not appear serious. He exited with 6:01 remaining in the third quarter after sinking a free throw to complete a three-point play.

The extent of the injury was not immediately known, but San Antonio’s team doctors remained in the team’s box suite — possibly indicating that the injury didn’t require urgent attention.

Josh Richardson led Miami with 17 points and Dwyane Wade added 16.