San Antonio Spurs: Patty Mills to Donate Salary to BLM — The Hardwood Nation

San Antonio Spurs G Patty Mills has announced that he will be donating the remaining prorated amount of his NBA Salary to various Black Lives Matters Organizations. That amount is valued at a little over 1 million dollars. In 63 games this season, Mills averaged 11.7 points and 1.8 assists per game for the season. […]

San Antonio Spurs: Patty Mills to Donate Salary to BLM — The Hardwood Nation

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Says ‘Country Is In Trouble’ In Emotional Video — NESN.com

We’ve often seen that it unfortunately takes tragedy to effect change. And that’s the analogy San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich used to compared race relations in our country, as protests against police brutality and racism continue across the United States. The 71-year-old coaching legend, regarded highly for his wisdom as his basketball IQ, called…

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Says ‘Country Is In Trouble’ In Emotional Video — NESN.com

San Antonio Spurs Ownership Selling Minority Stake In NBA Team (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety

The ownership group of the San Antonio Spurs is selling a minority stake in the team, people familiar with the matter told Sportico. The team has retained Guggenheim Partners to manage the process, said the people, who were granted anonymity because the matter is private. Guggenheim’s chief executive officer is Mark Walter, who is the…

San Antonio Spurs Ownership Selling Minority Stake In NBA Team (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety

Gregg Popovich Offers Words Of Encouragement To San Antonio Food Bank Workers — NESN.com

Workers at the San Antonio Food Bank on Thursday achieved an impressive feat: feeding 10,000 households (a record) via a drive-thru distribution method on the South Side. And those workers received some praise and words of encouragement from a special local sports figure. Gregg Popovich called the Food Bank on Monday to deliver a quick pep talk…

Gregg Popovich Offers Words Of Encouragement To San Antonio Food Bank Workers — NESN.com

And those workers received some praise and words of encouragement from a special local sports figure. Gregg Popovich called the Food Bank on Monday to deliver a quick pep talk to the workers. The Spurs head coach lauded them for all their efforts so far and noted just how important their job is. “He said, ‘We are just entertainers playing a sport that doesn’t mean much, but you guys are serving the community,’” Food Bank president and CEO Eric Cooper said Tuesday, via the San Antonio Express-News’ Tom Orsborn. “Our staff and volunteers really appreciated it.” Workers even got a chance to ask Pop a few questions, some of which helped lighten up the mood. “Someone even asked him why he benched Timmy (Duncan) in Game 6 (of the 2013 NBA Finals against Miami), and I was like, ‘Oh, man,’” Cooper said. “But he was just a real blessing to the staff. He gave us some good insights about leadership and getting through tough times. It was cool to see.”

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/04/gregg-popovich-offers-words-of-encouragement-to-san-antonio-food-bank-workers/

RAPTORS AT SPURS PREGAME NOTES: Kyle Lowry needs 13 assists to tie Jose Calderon (3,770) as the Raptors’ all-time leader. Lowry is the franchise leader in 3-point field goals (1,324) and steals (788). Lowry has recorded 10+ assists 112 times – second most in team history behind Calderon (141).

RAPTORS NOTES
• The Toronto Raptors finish a two-game road trip (Jan. 24-26) Sunday afternoon against the San Antonio
Spurs at AT&T Center. The Raptors are winless in their last 10 visits to San Antonio. Toronto’s last victory
in San Antonio was Dec. 28, 2007 (83-73). The Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Raptors 105-104 in their first meeting earlier this month. Toronto and San Antonio have split the season-series each of the last two seasons.
• The Raptors have won six in a row (Jan. 15-24), one shy of their season high. Toronto won seven straight games Nov. 18 – Dec. 1. The Raptors are averaging 123.2 points and shooting .513 (270-for-526) from the field, including .433 (93-for-215) from beyond the arc, over the last six games.
• Pascal Siakam was named a starter for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. Siakam becomes the seventh player in franchise history to earn an All-Star selection, joining Chris Bosh (five times), Vince Carter (five times), Kyle Lowry (five times), DeMar DeRozan (four times), Antonio Davis and Kawhi Leonard. Siakam’s selection also extends a streak of six consecutive years that a Raptor has been voted into the starting five – Lowry (2015, 2016), DeRozan (2017, 2018) and Leonard (2019).
• Kyle Lowry needs 13 assists to tie Jose Calderon (3,770) as the Raptors’ all-time leader in assists. Lowry is already the franchise leader in three-point field goals (1,324) and steals (788). Lowry has recorded 10+assists 112 times – second most in team history behind only Calderon (141).
• With Friday’s win at New York, the Raptors are guaranteed to end the month of January (8-3) with a winning record. Toronto has now finished with a winning record each of the past 21 calendar months (February 2017 – January 2020). The streak is the longest in franchise history and the longest current
streak in the NBA. The last month in which Toronto did not have a winning record was January 2017 (8–9).
• Since returning from a left shoulder injury, Norman Powell is averaging 21.7 points in seven games (one start). He is shooting .581 (54-for-93) from the field and 50 per cent (22-for-44) from three-point range during this stretch. Powell has led Toronto’s reserves in scoring in each of the last six games.
• Kyle Lowry paced the Raptors with 26 points in Friday’s victory over the Knicks. Lowry is one of two Eastern Conference players, along with Trae Young, averaging 20+ points and 7+ assists this season. Lowry is
currently averaging 20.1 points in 34 games; +5.9 ppg from last season (14.2 ppg in 2018-19).
• Toronto has won six straight games on the road (Jan. 4-24) – the third longest streak in team history. The franchise record is nine consecutive victories away from Scotiabank Arena (Feb. 11 – Mar. 20, 2018).
• Terence Davis ll currently leads all rookies in plus-minus rating (+233) and ranks third in 3-point shooting percentage (.399). Davis is the only Raptor to appear in every game this season.
• There are five former Raptors on San Antonio’s active roster: Marco Belinelli, DeMarre Carroll, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay and Jakob Poeltl. 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).


PROBABLE STARTERS


G – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 29.4 REB: 5.5 AST: 1.6 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.3 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 10.7


• Contributed seven points, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes Jan. 24 at New York.
• Toronto is 18-4 this season when Anunoby scores 10 or more points.
• Shooting a career-best .491 (188-383) from the field, including .473 (43-91) through 11 games in January.


F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 35.1 REB: 7.6 AST: 3.5 STL: 1.0 TO: 2.6 BLK: 1.0 PTS: 23.5


• Finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes Jan. 24 at New York.
• Ranks 15th in the NBA in scoring (23.5) and 13th in minutes per game (35.1).
• Has scored 30+ points 10 times; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season.


C – MARC GASOL #33

MIN: 27.9 REB: 6.5 AST: 3.5 STL: 0.9 TO: 1.3 BLK: 1.0 PTS: 7.7


• Totaled six points, a team-high nine rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes Jan. 24 at New York.
• Averaging 12.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists in six games (Jan. 15-24) since returning to the lineup.
• Missed 12 games (Dec. 20 – Jan. 12) due to a left hamstring strain.


G – KYLE LOWRY #7

MIN: 37.0 REB: 4.5 AST: 7.4 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.8 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 20.1


• Recorded a game-high 26 points, six rebounds and a season-high four steals in 35 minutes Jan. 24 at New York.
• Ranks ninth in the NBA in assists per game (7.4); averaging 7.2 assists through 11 games in January.
• Has scored 20+ points 19 times this season; scored 20+ points 15 times in 65 games last season.


G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 36.0 REB: 3.8 AST: 6.8 STL: 1.9 TO: 2.3 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.4


• Contributed 16 points and a team-high nine assists in 39 minutes Jan. 24 at New York.
• Ranks fifth in the NBA in steals per game (1.94); has registered multiple steals in 17 games.
• Averaging 21.8 points and is shooting .654 (17-26) from three-point range over the last four games (Jan. 18-24).

INJURY REPORT
Dewan Hernandez (Right ankle; sprain) – Out
Patrick McCaw (Nose; fracture) – Out


TONIGHT’S GAME DETAILS
Opponent: San Antonio Spurs
Date: Sunday, January 26
Tip-Off: 4 p.m. (ET)
Venue: AT&T Center
Television: Sportsnet One
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto


SERIES RECAP VS. SAN ANTONIO
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2019-20 0-1 0-1 0-0
ALL-TIME 13-34 9-15 4-19
STREAKS Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 10
LAST WIN:
February 22, 2019 (120-117)
LAST ROAD WIN:
December 28, 2007 (83-73)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY:
+33, February 19, 1997
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT:
-28, January 3, 2017
LAST TIME VS. SAN ANTONIO
GAME 39 – JANUARY 12, 2020
SAN ANTONIO 105, TORONTO 104
TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, Rudy Gay had 15 and
the San Antonio Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Toronto
Raptors 105-104 … San Antonio used a big fourth quarter to win for the
third time in four games … DeRozan also collected eight rebounds and
four assists while topping 20 points for the 11th straight game … San Antonio trailed 82-69 to begin the fourth but opened the quarter with a 19-5
run, taking an 88-87 lead on LaMarcus Aldridge’s layup with 6:34 to
play … The Spurs led 100-91 with 2:37 left, but Kyle Lowry, Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka each made 3-pointers as Toronto tied it 100-100 on
Ibaka’s shot from distance with 1:17 left … Siakam broke the tie by making
the second of two free throws with 41 seconds left, but Marco Belinelli
replied with a 3 for the Spurs, making it 103-101 with 28 seconds remaining … After a Toronto timeout, Siakam missed a shot that would have tied
the game … San Antonio’s Lonnie Walker IV grabbed the rebound, Lowry
fouled DeRozan, and the former Raptors star pushed the lead to four
points by making a pair from the line … Lowry replied with a deep 3, cutting the deficit to one, and Aldridge missed a pair of free throws with four
seconds left, but Siakam’s long 3-pointer bounced off the backboard at the
buzzer … Ibaka had 21 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for the
Raptors, and Lowry finished with 16 points and a season-high 15 assists.
1 2 3 4 T
SAN ANTONIO 21 22 26 36 105
TORONTO 28 23 31 22 104


NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Atlanta Hawks
Date: Tuesday, January 28
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: TSN
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN


SERIES RECAP VS. ATLANTA
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2019-20 2-0 0-0 2-0
ALL-TIME 46-45 23-21 23-24
STREAKS Won 9 Won 3 Won 6
LAST WIN:
January 20, 2020 (122-117)
LAST HOME WIN:
January 8, 2019 (104-101)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY:
+44, December 3, 2016
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT:
-31, December 2, 2009
LAST TIME VS. ATLANTA
GAME 43 – JANUARY 20, 2020
TORONTO 122, ATLANTA 117
ATLANTA — Norman Powell scored 27 points, including 17 in the final
period, and the Raptors withstood Atlanta’s late charge to beat the Hawks
122-117 on Monday … Trae Young had 42 points and season-high 15
assists for Atlanta … Powell has scored 20 or more points in five straight
games, the longest stretch of his career… Toronto led 112-91 before surviving a late comeback by the Hawks, who pulled within two points at 117-
115 … Fred VanVleet, who had 20 points, sank three free throws with 14.2
seconds remaining after he was fouled by John Collins, pushing the lead
to five … Powell had only 10 points through three quarters before finding
his 3-point range in the final period to lead Toronto’s productive second
unit … The backups were on the floor when Toronto made its comeback in
the third quarter and remained in the game for most of the final period …
Young’s four-point play cut Toronto’s lead to 114-107 with 1:39 remaining
… Collins’ layup reduced the deficit to two points … Powell made three
straight 3s to lead the Raptors’ decisive surge early in the final period …
Powell made 6 of 9 3s … Pascal Siakam scored 18 points.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 36 21 26 39 122
ATLANTA 25 35 22 35 117


GAME 45 – JANUARY 24, 2020
TORONTO 118, NEW YORK 112
NEW YORK — Kyle Lowry scored 26 points, Pascal Siakam had 23 and
the Raptors beat the Knicks 118-112 for their sixth straight victory … A
night after being voted to start the NBA All-Star Game, Siakam had two
big baskets down the stretch … He drove for a dunk with 1:09 left and
Toronto leading by only one, then nailed a three-pointer with 21 seconds
remaining after the Knicks had closed within three … Fred VanVleet and
Norman Powell each finished with 16 points for the Raptors, who beat the
Knicks for the eighth straight time … Marcus Morris and Damyean Dotson
each scored 21 points for the Knicks … Julius Randle had 20 points and
11 rebounds … Toronto has won 16 of the last 18 meetings, including four
straight in New York … The Knicks jumped out to a 26-13 lead and were
up by 10 in the second quarter before the Raptors ran off 13 straight
points, with Lowry’s three-pointer making it 43-40 … Toronto led 56-53 at
halftime … Lowry and VanVleet made three-pointers to open the second
half and the lead grew to 67-55 when Siakam converted a three-point play
… The Knicks knocked half of it off by the end of the period and Toronto
took an 85-79 lead to the fourth.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 20 36 29 33 118
NEW YORK 28 25 26 33 112


GAME 44 – JANUARY 22, 2020
TORONTO 107, PHILADELPHIA 95
TORONTO — Fred VanVleet scored 22 points while Marc Gasol had 17
points on a perfect shooting night, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-95 for their fifth consecutive win … Six Raptors scored
in double figures … Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 15 rebounds, while
Norman Powell chipped in with 18 points … Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka
finished with 16 each for Toronto, which ended the Sixers’ four-game win
streak … Tobias Harris had 22 points to top the Sixers, who were missing
Joel Embiid … Playing his fifth game back since missing 12 with a hamstring injury, Gasol shot 7-for-7 from the field, and connected on his three
three-point attempts … The Sixers led by as many as 14 points early in
the game and were up by double digits in the third quarter … When Rondae Hollis-Jefferson chucked a rugby pass to VanVleet as he was falling
sideways, VanVleet’s three-pointer gave Toronto a two-point lead … Lowry’s driving layup on Toronto’s next possession capped a 20-6 Raptors run
and sent Toronto into the fourth quarter up 76-72 … Midway through the
fourth, Powell’s layup made it a nine-point Raptors lead … Back-to-back
Sixers baskets briefly sliced the gap to three, but consecutive VanVleet
three-pointers capped a 10-0 Raptors run to put Toronto up by 13 — their
biggest lead of the game — with 1:29 to play … The Raptors lost Patrick
McCaw to a facial contusion early in the second quarter.
1 2 3 4 TOT
PHILADELPHIA 35 15 22 23 95
TORONTO 26 24 26 31 107


LAST GAME’S SAN ANTONIO STARTERS


10 DEMAR DEROZAN G • 6-7 • 220 USC
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG
44/44 22.6 5.6 5.2 1.07 0.27 .536 .286 .843 34.3


2019-20: His 13 straight games with 20-plus points and 3-plus assists while shooting 50% or better from the field is the second longest streak in NBA history (Wilt Chamberlain, 19). Owns the longest streak with 20 points and 50% shooting by a guard in NBA history. Named Western Conference
Player of the Week for games played 1/6 – 1/12. Shooting a career-high 53.6% from the field. Has scored 20+ points in 15 of the last 16 games. Scored a season-high 36 points on 11/18 and 1/10.
Last Game: 30 PTS, 10-15 FG, 10-11 FT, 8 RBS, 4 AST, 1 STL


12 LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE F • 6-11 • 250 TEXAS
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG
42/42 19.3 7.4 2.4 0.62 1.76 .510 .427 .842 33.1


2019-20: Passed Larry Kenon for 8th on the Spurs all-time scoring list. Scored 32 points with a
season-high 14 rebounds for his 11th double-double this season on 1/22. Set a new career-high 5 3-pointers (1/10, 12/28). Shooting a career-high 42.7 3FG%, 14th in the NBA. Has hit a three in 16-straight games, longest streak of his career. Set his new single-season career record with 50 made 3s. Recorded his 8th career game with 40+ points on 12/23. BPG ranks 9th in the NBA.
Last Game: 16 PTS, 6-11 FG, 3-4 FT, 6 RBS, 3 AST, 1 STL, 2 BS


41 TREY LYLES F • 6-10 • 235 KENTUCKY
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG
44/34 4.7 5.8 1.2 0.30 0.34 .405 .330 .682 17.5


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 3s and tallied 10 points on 11/9. Recorded a single-season career high with eight double-digit rebound games. Averaging a career-best 5.8 RPG.
Last Game: 3 PTS, 1-6 FG, 8 RBS


5 DEJOUNTE MURRAY G • 6-5 • 180 WASHINGTON
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG
40/32 10.1 5.8 4.0 1.65 0.25 .490485 .345 .773 24.0
2019-20: Posted his 11th career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds on 1/17.
Reached 1,000 career points on 12/14. Has made 19 threes this season, more than his first two seasons combined. Recorded the longest streak with 2+ steals (11) by a Spur since David Robinson (13) in 1992. Dished out a career-high 10 assists and scored 17 points vs. OKC on 11/7. SPG ranks 8th in the NBA. Ranks 15th in rebounds among league guards.
Last Game: 6 PTS, 3-9 FG, 5 RBS, 2 AST


11 BRYN FORBES G • 6-3 • 205 MICHIGAN STATE
GP/GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3PG% FT% MPG
44/43 11.3 2.2 1.8 0.50 0.00 .403 .367 .820 25.7
2019-20: Registered the second most three-pointers in a game in franchise history with 8 on
1/20, including the record for most in a single half with 7. Third undrafted Spur to have multiple
seasons with 100+ threes. Second fastest Spur to make 350 career threes. Tied career-high seven
assists on 11/20. Has scored in double figures 25 times
Last Game: 7 PTS, 3-7 FG, 2 RBS, 2 AST 1 STL


2019-20 SPURS RECORDS
OVERALL HOME AWAY OT
EASTERN 9-10 6-3 3-7 0-1
WESTERN 11-14 6-8 5-6 4-0
OVERALL 20-24 12-11 8-13 4-1

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

Clippers’ 7-game win streak ends in San Antonio — Orange County Register

Playing his second game in San Antonio since being traded to Toronto before last season, Leonard is booed throughout and the Clippers’ top scorers all struggle to shoot in a 107-97 loss.

Clippers’ 7-game win streak ends in San Antonio — Orange County Register