SPURS AT RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES: Kyle Lowry will play in his 525th game as a Raptor on Sunday, tying him with Jose Calderon for third on the franchise’s all-time games played list – behind only DeMar DeRozan (675) and Morris Peterson (542). Lowry has had five or more assists in each of his 27 games this season, the longest single-season streak of that kind in his career. The only other players who had at least five assists in 25 straight games within a season for the Raptors are Damon Stoudamire (40-game streak in 1995–96) and Calderon (25-game streak in 2007–08 and 44-game streak in 2010–11).

INJURY REPORTS AT 1:30 P.M. SUNDAY

San Antonio Spurs Johnson, Keldon Out G League – On Assignment Metu, Chimezie Out G League – On Assignment Samanic, Luka Out G League – On Assignment Weatherspoon, Quinndary Out G League – Two-Way

Toronto Raptors Gasol, Marc Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Strain Hernandez, Dewan Out Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain Ponds, Shamorie Out G League – Two-Way Powell, Norman Probable Injury/Illness – Left Shoulder; Subluxation Siakam, Pascal Questionable Injury/Illness – Groin; Strain VanVleet, Fred Out Injury/Illness – Right Hamstring; Strain

GAME #39 – TORONTO RAPTORS (25-13) vs. SAN ANTONIO SPURS (16-21) SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2020 – 6 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA TV: SPORTSNET ONE – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

RAPTORS NOTES

The Toronto Raptors host the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto and San Antonio have split the season-series each of the past two years, with the home team winning all four games. Serge Ibaka averaged 13.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in two games against the Spurs last season. Toronto will play 10-of-15 games on the road in January, their busiest month on the road this season. The Raptors visit San Antonio later this month (Jan. 26)

. • Serge Ibaka recorded his seventh straight double-double (Dec. 28 – Jan. 8) with 23 points and 11 rebounds in 39 minutes Jan. 8 at Charlotte, matching the longest streak of his career. Ibaka leads the Raptors with 11 double-doubles this season. All 11 of Ibaka’s double-doubles have come in the last 16 games (Dec. 9 – Jan. 8). He is averaging 18.9 points and 11.1 rebounds over the last seven games. Ibaka also had a streak of seven consecutive games with a double-double last season (Jan. 22 – Feb. 5, 2019).

• Rookie Terence Davis ll made his first career start in Wednesday’s game at Charlotte. Davis recorded his first career double-double, finishing with career highs of 23 points and 11 rebounds in 37 minutes of action. Davis is the only Raptors player to appear in every game this season, and currently ranks third among rookies in three-point percentage (.398) and eighth in field goal percentage (.467).

• Kyle Lowry will play in his 525th game as a Raptor on Sunday, tying him with Jose Calderon for third on the franchise’s all-time games played list – behind only DeMar DeRozan (675) and Morris Peterson (542). Lowry has dished out five or more assists in each of his 27 games this season, the longest single-season streak of that kind in his career. The only other players who had at least five assists in 25 straight games within a season for the Raptors are Damon Stoudamire (40-game streak in 1995–96) and Calderon (25game streak in 2007–08 and 44-game streak in 2010–11). .

• Pascal Siakam currently ranks third among all Eastern Conference frontcourt players in the second fan returns of NBA All-Star voting. Siakam is one of just six players in the NBA averaging 24.0+ points, 8.0+ rebounds and 3.0+ assists this season, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic, LeBron James and Karl-Anthony Towns. No Raptor has ever averaged 24.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists throughout an entire season.

• Pascal Siakam (groin; stretch), Fred VanVleet (right hamstring; strain), Norman Powell (left shoulder; subluxation) and Marc Gasol (left hamstring; strain) have accounted for 43 per cent of Toronto’s total points this season (1800-of-4197) despite missing a combined 40 games due to injury.

• DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl return to Toronto on Sunday as members of the Spurs. DeRozan was selected ninth overall by the Raptors in the 2009 NBA Draft and spent his first nine seasons in Toronto. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in points (13,296), field goals made (4,716), free throws made (3,539), games played (675) and victories (353). DeRozan represented Toronto at the NBA All-Star game four times (2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018). Poeltl was also picked ninth overall by the Raptors in the 2016 NBA Draft. He averaged 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 136 games with Toronto.


PROBABLE STARTERS

F – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 30.0 REB: 5.9 AST: 1.6 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.3 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 11.1

• Contributed 19 points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes Jan. 8 at Charlotte. • Toronto is 16-4 this season when Anunoby scores 10 or more points. • Shooting a career-best .494 (164-332) from the field, including 50 per cent (24-48) over the last five games.

F – PATRICK McCAW #22

MIN: 27.8 REB: 2.7 AST: 2.5 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 6.5

Recorded first career double-double with 13 points and a career-best 11 assists Jan. 8 at Charlotte. • In 11 starts this season, averaging 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 31.2 minutes. • Has played at least 20 minutes in a career-long 14 straight games (Dec. 14 – Jan. 8).

C – SERGE IBAKA #9

MIN: 26.3 REB: 8.4 AST: 1.3 STL: 0.4 TO: 2.1 BLK: 1.0 PTS: 14.9

• Recorded team-leading 11th double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds in 39 minutes Jan. 8 at Charlotte. • Averaging 17.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 32.3 minutes in 11 games as a starter. • Shooting .507 (34-67) from the field, including .444 (4-9) from three-point range through four games in January.

G – TERENCE DAVIS #0

MIN: 17.1 REB: 3.2 AST: 1.9 STL: 0.5 TO: 0.9 BLK: 0.2 PTS: 7.2

• In first career start, set career highs with 23 points and 11 rebounds in 37 minutes Jan. 8 at Charlotte. • Is the only Raptors player to appear in every game this season. • Leads all rookies in +/- rating (+177); has finished with a plus or even rating in 28-of-38 games this season.

G – KYLE LOWRY #7

MIN: 38.5 REB: 4.6 AST: 7.6 STL: 1.2 TO: 3.0 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 20.8

• Finished with 15 points, nine assists and two steals in 43 minutes of action Jan. 8 at Charlotte. • Has made at least two three-pointers in 14 straight games (Dec. 14 – Jan. 8); totaled 48 threes during this span. • Has scored 20+ points 17 times; something he did 15 times in 65 games last season.


INJURY REPORT Marc Gasol (Left hamstring; strain) – Questionable Dewan Hernandez (Right ankle; sprain) – Out Norman Powell (Left shoulder; subluxation ) – Probable Pascal Siakam (Groin; stretch) – Questionable Fred VanVleet (Right hamstring; strain) – Out


NEXT GAME DETAILS Opponent: San Antonio Spurs Date: Sunday, January 12 Tip-Off: 6 p.m. (ET) Venue: Scotiabank Arena Television: Sportsnet Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN

SERIES RECAP VS. SAN ANTONIO

OVERALL HOME ROAD

2018-19 1-1 1-0 0-1

ALL-TIME 13-33 9-14 4-19

STREAKS Won 1 Won 2 Lost 10

LAST WIN: February 22, 2019 (120-117)

LAST HOME WIN: February 22, 2019 (120-117)

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +33, February 19, 1997

LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -28, January 3, 2017

LAST TIME VS. SAN ANTONIO

GAME 60 – FEBRUARY 22, 2019 TORONTO 120, SAN ANTONIO 117

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard stole the ball from DeMar DeRozan to score the go-ahead dunk with 15 seconds left and the Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs 120-117, spoiling the former Toronto star’s return to Canada … Leonard scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, and combined with Kyle Lowry to strip DeRozan at midcourt before racing in alone for a one-handed slam … DeRozan finished with 23 points … Pascal Siakam scored 22 points to help Toronto win its seventh straight game … Lowry and Danny Green each had 17, Serge Ibaka had 13 points and 15 rebounds, and Jeremy Lin had 11 points in his second game with the Raptors … Marco Belinelli scored 21 points for San Antonio, Davis Bertans had 16, and Rudy Gay added 12 points and 10 rebounds … The Raptors took a 101-100 lead on Lin’s jumper with 6:52 to go — part of a 90 run … San Antonio overcame a six-point deficit, reclaiming the lead on Bertans’ two free throws with 1:36 left — the first of four lead changes in the final 1:36 … Bertans missed a potential go-ahead basket with less than 3 seconds left, and Lowry sealed victory by grabbing the rebound … Leonard made two free throws with less than a second to play before Belinelli missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the final buzzer … Raptors coach Nick Nurse was ejected in the third.

1 2 3 4 TOT

SAN ANTONIO 23 33 35 26 117

TORONTO 26 29 33 32 120

SPURS’ LAST GAME STARTERS

DEMAR DEROZAN #10 G • 6-7 • 220 USC

GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG

37/37 22.4 5.3 5.0 0.95 0.32 .534 .320 .830 34.0

2019-20: First player in franchise history to have 10 straight games with 20-plus points while shooting 50% or better (12/21-1/10). Last guard to attempt 16+ FG’s per game and shoot over 52% from the floor was Michael Jordan (1987-1991). Last 10 games: averaging 27.2 points, 5.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds while shooting .638 from the field. Matched season-high 36 points on 1/10 and 11/18. One of two NBA players averaging 20+ points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists on 50 percent shooting.

Last Game: 36 PTS, 11-18 FG, 1-1 3FG, 13-14 FT, 9 RBS, 9 AST, 1 STL


LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE #12 F • 6-11 • 250 TEXAS


GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG

35/35 19.2 7.7 2.5 0.54 1.86 .510 .455 .849 33.0

2019-20: Set a new career-high 5 three-pointers on 1/10 and 12/28. Passed Tony Parker for No. 43 in NBA history in field goals made. Has hit a three-pointer in nine-straight games, longest streak of his career. Broke his single-season career record with 40 three in only 35 games (37; 2014-15). Posted his fourth-straight and 10th overall double-double at Milwaukee on 1/4. Recorded his 8th career game with 40+ points on 12/23. BPG ranks 9th in the NBA.

Last Game: 21 PTS, 7-15 FG, 5-9 3FG, 2-2 FT, 9 RBS, 3 AST, 1 BS


TREY LYLES #41 F • 6-10 • 235 KENTUCKY


GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG

37/27 4.8 5.7 1.2 0.27 0.32 .414 .333 .682 17.1

2019-20: Recorded a career-high 14 rebounds on 1/2 at Milwaukee and at Golden State on 11/1. Scored a season-best 17 points and 3 three-pointers with 8 rebounds and 4 assists on 12/23. Matched a season high 3-of-5 threes and tallied 10 points on 11/9. Recorded a single-season career high seven double-digit rebound games. Averaging a career-best 5.7 RPG.

Last Game: 2 PTS, 1-5 FG, 3 RBS, 2 AST


DEJOUNTE MURRAY #5 G • 6-5 • 180 WASHINGTON


GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG

33/25 10.3 5.8 4.2 1.70 0.30 .490 .341 .793 23.9

2019-20: Reached 1,000 career points on 12/14. Recorded an 11-game streak with 2+ steals from 12/1 to 12/28, 2019, longest streak by a Spur since David Robinson’s 13 in 1992. Dished out a career-high 10 assists and scored 17 points vs. OKC on 11/7. Has recorded three double-doubles. SPG ranks 10th in the NBA. Ranks 14th in rebounds among league guards.

Last Game: 6 PTS, 3-6 FG, 3 RBS, 5 AST

BRYN FORBES #11 G • 6-3 • 205 MICHIGAN STATE


GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG

37/36 11.6 2.4 1.8 0.51 0.00 .409 .373 .865 26.0

2019-20: Second fastest Spur to make 350 career three-pointers. Averaging a career-best 2.2 threes per game. Tied career-high seven assists on 11/20. Scored in double figures in back-to-back games, 14 points vs. the Warriors (12/31) and 18 vs. Detroit (12/28), for the first time since posting 11-straight on 11/20. Owns the third-most starts by an undrafted player in Spurs history.

Last Game: 21 PTS, 7-12 FG, 4-8 3FG, 3-4 FT, 2 RBS

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