On the night after they handed the Oklahoma City Thunder their first home loss of the season, the Toronto Raptors went into San Antonio and tried to take down another Western Conference powerhouse. The Raptors kept it close all game, but the Spurs pulled away late in the fourth quarter thanks to three Danny Green three pointers. The Raptors fall to 11-15 with the loss, but still hold a half game lead of the Atlantic Division. The Spurs move to 22-6 on the season and lead the Southwest Division by four and a half games.
Points By Quarter
Here are some notes from the game:
- Kyle Lowry continued to play at a high level as he scored 23 points to go along with nine assists and four rebounds.
- Terrence Ross also scored 23 points on 10-16 shooting. Ross made some big buckets for the Raptors down the stretch in the fourth quarter.
- DeMar DeRozan had another off shooting night for the Raptors going 5-16 from the field. DeRozan took some ill-advised shots late in the game and had some turnovers when the Raptors were trying to make a late run.
- Spurs guard Tony Parker led all scorers with 26 points and eight assists. Kawhi Leonard added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
- Manu Ginobili scored 18 off the bench for the Spurs, while Danny Green poured in 14.
Although the Raptors lost, they showed good fight trying to come back on several occasions. The team seems a lot more energized since the trade and have been playing better team basketball. They just need to cut down on their sloppy play as they can go long stretches making poor decisions.
NEXT GAME: Friday, December 27 @ New York Knicks. 7:30 pm. ET
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