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Toronto Raptors (11-14) at San Antonio Spurs (21-6)

December 23rd, 2013 at 6:13 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

For the second time in two weeks, the Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs will square off, this time in Texas. The Spurs took the first meeting 116-103 in Toronto and had seven players score in double figures. The Raptors have won four of their last five games since playing the Spurs and are 2-0 on their current four-game road trip. This is the final meeting between the teams.

Here are some notes for tonight's game:

  • The Raptors have won four straight games on the road for the first time since 2002. Their franchise-record is five straight road wins set in 2001.
  • Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has six or more assists in 17 straight games. Lowry has been playing some of the best basketball of his career as of late despite being involved in trade rumours.
  • DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.7 points per game over the last three games, shooting an abysmal 37.5% from the floor. DeRozan is having a hard time finding his shot right now and he needs to keep attacking the basket until his jump shot starts to fall.
  • Manu Ginobili had 16 points, nine assists and five rebounds in the first meeting between the teams.
  • Kawhi Leonard is expected to be in the lineup for the Spurs tonight after missing the team's last game due to a dental procedure.

Projected Starters

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas

San Antonio Spurs: Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter

Tonight's game starts at 8:30 pm. ET and can be seen on Sportsnet One.

Let's Go Raptors!

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