Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Raptors

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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.

58 – San Antonio shot a blistering 47-81 (58%) from the field but also allowed the Raptors to shoot 42-84 (50%) from the floor.

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.

29Andrea Bargnani had a game-high 29 points for the Raptors and added two rebounds and one steal.

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28-11DeJuan Blair matched his career-high (28) in points and garbbed 11 boards for San Antonio for his 13th double-double of the season.

25DeMar DeRozan added 25 points, four assists and four rebounds for the Raptors. 

18George Hill had 18 points, six assists and five rebounds off the Spurs’ bench. Both teams scored 18 points a piece on fast break points.

16Tim Duncan and Tony Parker scored 16 points each for the Spurs. Bonner scored three points in 16 minutes of action

12Manu 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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Stats of the Game: Spurs vs. Raptors

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The San Antonio Spurs played poorly in the first half falling behind by 11 points at halftime. However, they were more focused in the second half and played better on both ends of the court.

As a result, the Spurs beat the Toronto Raptors 104-95 extending their winning streak to seven games and improved to 36-6 which is their best ever after 42 games.

Here are some of the numbers on this Spurs’ latest victory.

82.8 – The Spurs shot well from the free throw line making 24-29 (82.8%) foul shots. The Raptors weren’t that bad either, shooting 20-25 (80%) of their free throw attempts.

58 - San Antonio dominated on the inside, outscoring the Raptors 58-48 on inside points.

49 - The Spurs won the battle of the boards, outrebounding the Raptors 49-38.

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DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 28 points and added four steals, and three rebounds for the Raptors.

23The Spurs shared the ball better, they had 23 assists for the game compared to 20 dimes by the Raptors. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 23 points, seven assists and four rebounds.

22 – Both teams were dead even on fast break points, scoring 22 points each. DeJuan Blair had another brilliant performance, scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for the Spurs.

17The Spurs outscored the Raptors by 17 points in the third quarter to take control of the game. Tony Parker had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals for San Antonio.

14 - Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon scored 14 points a piece for the Raptors. George Hill added 14 points and had six rebounds off the Spurs’ bench.

10Tim Duncan added 10 points and 12 boards for the Spurs. Jerryd Bayless and Sundiata Gaines scored 10 points each from the Raptors’ bench.

8Antonio McDyess gave the Spurs a big lift, he scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out four assists and had three steals in 28 minutes of action.

0 – Gary Neal and Hill did not commit a single turnover for the entire game.

Rookie Watch: Neal scored eight points and had one assists in 21 minutes. Tiago Splitter had one block in 1 minute of playing time. James Anderson was activated and in uniform, but did not play against the Raptors.

What’s Next? The Spurs will host the New York Knicks at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Friday.

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