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SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs got knocked around by the Miami Heat, especially in the second half. Some bumps and bruises werent enough to stop a San Antonio team that finally had its starting five intact, though.Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and 12 rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and San Antonio held on to beat Miami 94-90 on Monday night.The Heat held the Spurs to 26 percent shooting after halftime but couldnt find enough offense to prevent their fifth straight loss.You have to give them credit, Spurs point guard Tony Parker said. They played great defense in the second half. They played with more energy and they played more physical. We have to find a solution next time.San Antonios projected starting five of Leonard, Aldridge, Parker, Pau Gasol and Danny Green made its home debut after injuries to the starting backcourt led to five different starting lineups in the teams first nine games.Despite that, the Spurs committed a season-high 17 turnovers and got roughed up throughout. Gasol tumbled to the floor on several occasions, including crashing into the stanchion after being struck from behind by Dion Waiters on a layup. Green did not play in the second half after taking a knee to the groin in the first half.Second half was probably one of our better defensive halves and weve had some really good defensive halves in games this year, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. But thats about as hard as weve competed on that end.The Heat pulled within 87-83 with two minutes remaining, but the Spurs were able to extend their lead when Patty Mills and Leonard were fouled on consecutive possessions.Waiters, who tormented San Antonio in the playoffs last season while with Oklahoma City, had 27 points. He was 12 for 26 from the field but did not attempt a free throw.Thats the crazy part about, Im not the type of guy that would question the referees on anything, Waiters said. But I look at how many layup attempts I got tonight, like 15, and I havent gotten to the line one time.Center Hassan Whiteside had 23 points and 17 rebounds, giving him a double-double in eight of nine games this season.Gasol had 12 points, Parker added 11 points and six assists and Green was limited to three points in 15 minutes.The returning starters sparked a 21-6 run in the first quarter after the Spurs gave up the games first four points.Aldridge was 4 for 4 in the opening quarter, setting up on the wing and awaiting feeds from Leonard, Green and Patty Mills. Aldridge made his first seven shots before finishing 8 for 14.The Spurs nearly blew that early efficiency with a sloppy third quarter.We were out of sync a little bit with our offense, especially in the third, Leonard said. It starts off with me. Ive got to be more patient and run the offense.TIP-INSHeat: Miami PG Goran Dragic is no longer in a walking boot and is doing light bike work as he recovers from a sprained left ankle. Dragic missed his second straight game. ... F Derrick Williams made his first start of the season. He finished with five points and a rebound in 16 minutes. ... Miami completed its season series with San Antonio, marking the earliest the teams have done so in their history. The earliest series completion previously was Dec. 6, 2003.Spurs: Parker has played 34,798 career minutes, moving him past Clyde Drexler and Grant Hill into 70th on the career list. Parker also had at least 10 points and five assists for the 641st time in his career. ... San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has 1,095 career wins, three shy of tying his mentor and friend Larry Brown.ROAD TRIPSan Antonio will embark on its longest trip of the season, playing four of its next five on the road starting Wednesday night in Sacramento.The Spurs are 5-0 away from home.Weve been playing pretty good on the road, Leonard said. Its the home games that have been bothering us. Its always tough to play on the road. Weve just got to focus in as always.NO. 2 is No. 1Leonard has the highest career winning percentage of any player in league history that has played in a minimum of 300 games. Leonards .775 winning percentage is higher than teammate Green (.745) and Hall of Famers Magic Johnson (.740) and Larry Bird (.736).UP NEXTHeat: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night.Spurs: At Sacramento on Wednesday night. Air Max 720 Acheter . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. 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Socceroos great Tim Cahill says he will gladly jump into the role of Melbourne City and A-League ambassador, wearing the pressure that comes with it as a badge of honour.The 36-year-old was feted on his arrival at City on Monday as he spoke about the move that will have him playing his club football in Australia for the first time in two decades.Its been a deal months in the planning, but one Cahill said felt right from the start.I know its the right decision. I knew it was the right decision months ago, he said.I know its going to help me as a national team player.I didnt know I could feel like this again as a footballer but its very special.The move also feels right to City, whose coach John van t Schip said Cahill brought a winning mentality.Cahill also brings star power to the club which has failed to leave any significant imprint on the competition since joining the A-League in 2010.Football Federation Australia is also hoping Cahill can drive a lift in attendances and television audiences and has chipped in to meet his salary demands to land a deal.Cahill said he would embrace his position as the face of Melbourne City and the A-League.I want to build the game, he said.Going to play Western Sydney Wanderers, I cant wait.Sydney FC. Perth. Melbourne Victtory against (Kevin Muscat) my old mate .dddddddddddd. I want them to take advantage of a player coming back.I know Im a Sydney boy but ... Sydney, Melbourne, it doesnt matter.Cahill said he wasnt concerned about high expectations.Ive always been a player that needs that bit of pressure and needs that next kick, he said.This is what I need as a player. This is whats always made me tick.Cahill trained with his City teammates for the first time on Monday morning, wearing the clubs new white and sky blue kit.He signed a two-year deal which will expire on the eve of the 2018 World Cup, but he wouldnt be drawn on whether that meant he was planning an on-field swansong at the tournament should Australia qualify.This is one of the best places to get myself to a World Cup, he said.But I dont look too far ahead. Ill take it game by game. Ill take it stage by stage.Earlier, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou gave his backing to the move.Hes very professional on and off the field but hell have a really good infrastructure at City to make sure his body is looked after, which is key, and the league will suit him in that sense, Postecoglou said. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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