Spurs close out Rodeo Trip with rout of Lakers in L.A.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots a lay up during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 26, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Highlights:

The end of a long road trip usually comes with fatigue. However, for the San Antonio Spurs it was a chance to easily wind up with a win over the Kobe-less Los Angeles Lakers.

Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points in 25 minutes as he led the Spurs to a 119-98 win over the Lakers on Sunday afternoon to complete their eight-game Rodeo Road Trip.

Pau Gasol added 15 points and LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 16 for San Antonio, who will return home this week for the first time in a month.

San Antonio took the lead in the first quarter and never trailed, leading by as many as 26 points.

The Lakers were led by Brandon Ingram’s career-high 22 points.

San Antonio finishes their Rodeo Road Trip with a 6-2 record and have won 9 of their past 11 games overall.

Up next: The Spurs are now 45-13 on the season and will return to the court on Wednesday when they face the Indiana Pacers at the AT&T Center at 7:30 p.m.

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