FINAL SCORE: SAN ANTONIO SPURS 105, TORONTO RAPTORS 104 DATE: JANUARY 12, 2020 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)
FINAL SCORE RECORD HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS HIGH ASSISTS
San Antonio 105 17-21 DeRozan – 25 Poeltl – 10 Four Players – 4
Toronto 104 25-14 Ibaka – 21 Ibaka – 14 Lowry – 15
KEY RUN Trailing 87-73 early in the fourth, San Antonio scored 17 straight points to lead by three with 5:31 remaining … The Spurs outscored Toronto 36-22 in the fourth … San Antonio shot 65 per cent (13-for-20) from the field in the final frame, while holding the Raptors to .348 (8-for-23) shooting from the floor.
KEY STAT The Spurs outscored the Raptors 50-34 in the paint, including 18-6 in the fourth quarter … Twenty-five of San Antonio’s 38 made field goals were inside the paint.
RAPTORS NOTES: • With the loss, Toronto falls to 25-14 this season and 14-7 at home … The Raptors have lost two in a row at home (Jan. 7-12) and are now 2-3 in the month of January … Toronto’s next game is Wednesday night at Oklahoma City. • The Raptors had 30 assists on 39 made field goals … Toronto dished out 30+ assists for the second straight game and seventh time this season … The Raptors have 64 assists over the last two games. • Serge Ibaka recorded his career-long eighth straight double-double with a team-high 21 points and a season high-tying 14 rebounds in 32 minutes … Ibaka becomes just the third player in franchise history to record a double-double in eight straight games, joining Chris Bosh (five times) and Donyell Marshall. • Kyle Lowry posted his sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and a season-high 15 assists in 39 minutes … Lowry recorded 15+ assists for the fifth time as a Raptor. • Pascal Siakam (groin) and Norman Powell (left shoulder) returned to starting lineup after missing the previous 11 games (Dec. 20 – Jan. 8) … Both players were injured Dec. 18 at Detroit. • The Raptors had four players score double figures – Ibaka (21), Powell (20), Lowry (16) and Siakam (15) … Tonight was Powell’s eighth 20-point performance of the season.
SPURS NOTES: • With the win, San Antonio improves to 17-21 on the season and 6-12 on the road … The Spurs have won three of their last four games (Jan. 6-12) and are now 2-1 on their four-game road trip (Jan. 8-15) … San Antonio’s next game is Wednesday at Miami. • DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 25 points, including eight in the fourth quarter … he added eight rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes … DeRozan has now scored more than 20 points in each of his last 11 games – the third longest streak of his career. • The Spurs had five players score in double digits – DeRozan (25), Rudy Gay (15), Derrick White (13), LaMarcus Aldridge (11) and Dejounte Murray (10). • Jakob Poeltl grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench – his sixth double-digit rebounding game this season.