For three quarters, the San Antonio Spurs had a hard time trying to pull away from the Toronto Raptors. When the fourth period started it was a different story.
The Spurs opened the fourth with a 9-2 run, forcing Toronto to call a timeout after a 3-pointer by Matt Bonner with 10:22 remaining and San Antonio lead 90-86.
From there, the Spurs coasted to a 111-100 victory over the Raptors.
Here are some of the numbers which stood out in this Spurs’ win.
70 – The Spurs dominated the inside game, outscoring the Raptors 70-40 on inside points.
41 - The Spurs controlled the boards, outrebounding the Raptors 41-32.
30 - San Antonio shared the ball better, dishing out 30 assists compared to the Raptors’ 22. The Spurs won the game by outscoring the Raptors 30-16 in the final period.
29 - Andrea Bargnani had a game-high 29 points for the Raptors and added two rebounds and one steal.
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28-11 – DeJuan Blair matched his career-high (28) in points and garbbed 11 boards for San Antonio for his 13th double-double of the season.
25 – DeMar DeRozan added 25 points, four assists and four rebounds for the Raptors.
18 – George Hill had 18 points, six assists and five rebounds off the Spurs’ bench. Both teams scored 18 points a piece on fast break points.
16 – Tim Duncan and Tony Parker scored 16 points each for the Spurs. Bonner scored three points in 16 minutes of action.
12 – Manu Ginobili chipped in 12 points, nine dimes, four rebounds and one steal for the Spurs while Amir Johnson had 12 points, 13 boards and two assists for the Raptors.
5 – San Antonio had seven blocks for the game, five coming from Duncan. The Raptors had three blocks as a team.
0 – Duncan, Jefferson, Bargnani and DeRozan did not comitt a single turnover for the entire game.
Rookie Watch: Tiago Splitter had six points and eight boards in 15 minutes of action but left the game late in the third with a strained left hamstring and did not return. Gary had nine points and two rebounds in 20 minutes of playing time.
What’s Next? The Spurs will visit the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday.
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