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The San Antonio Spurs (21-6) will look to bounce back from a loss as they host the Toronto Raptors (10-14) tonight at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs are coming off a home 110-113 loss to the Thunder. Tony Parker led the way with 23 points and 8 assists while Tim Duncan poured in 17 points.
The Raptors are coming off a 104-98 win over the Thunder. The Raptors got 22 from Kyle Lowry, and 17 points from Demar DeRozan.
And as the Spurs look to defeat the Raptors, here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest:
• Tim Duncan has led team in scoring five times, rebounding 14 times and blocks 18 times.
• The Spurs are 12-2 when Manu Ginobili distributes five-or-more assists.
• The Spurs are 11-3 when Marco Belinelli comes off the bench and scores in double figures.
• San Antonio is 9-4 when Belinelli connects on at least two three-pointers.
• The Spurs are 7-0 when leading at halftime at home.
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Tony Parker had 26 points and eight assists and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Toronto Raptors 112-99 Monday night.
Manu Ginobili had 18 points and Danny Green was 4 for 6 on 3-pointers in scoring 14 points for San Antonio (21-7). Kawhi Leonard added 13 points and 10 rebounds after missing Saturday's game due to a dental procedure.
Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross had 23 points...
Could a NBA possession possibly be any worse? Raptors' Amir Johnson spin move, San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan blocks the shot, recovers the ball, dribbles up court and ...
Johnson was caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
This photo, taken from the crime scene, captures Johnson's ankles final moments. They will be missed.
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, we love a good videobomb or three and before the start of last night’s Toronto Raptors/San Antonio Spurs game, Mr. Duncan provided us with one.
Watch as he decides to do a little bit of high-kicking in the direction of former teammate/current Spurs color analyst Sean Elliot and knocks him off screen:
Tim Duncan image courtesy of Getty Images
It is safe to say San Antonio Spurs' Nando De Colo is making the best of it while playing for the Spurs D-League affiliate Austin Toros.
Versus Delaware, De Colo poured in 31 points and 9 assists while making great passes and getting his teammates involved.
Check out Nando making it look easy.
Who needs practice when you have all time greats littered everywhere on the roster.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the Spurs have had such a brutal schedule over the last month, that head coach Gregg Popovich can’t remember the last time they practiced.
Eight days remain in the cruelest two months of the season for the Spurs, a stretch coach Gregg Popovich has called...
Drake, professional rapper and fan ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, will be combining his roles on Jan. 11.
The Raptors will host “Drake Night” as part of their game that night against the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced. In addition to receiving a Raptors “x OVO x” Drake Night T-shirt, fans will be treated to a halftime DJ set by Future The Prince. But Drake apparently...
Standing at 7-foot, one would think an NBA player would have no issues knocking down an easy 2-foot hook shot.... right?
Well apparently not for Spurs' Tiago Splitter.
During the Spurs-Warriors recent matchup, Tiago found himself with a wide-open hook shot only to see it fall short... very short.
Check out Tiago blowing a wide open hook shot. How embarrassing.
It was going to be one of those valiant yet futile efforts, a good game against a great team that fell just short, one of those “moral victories” that mean nothing.
Six minutes to go, a five-point deficit against a team that hadn’t lost at home this season, and everyone who remotely follows the Raptors was ready to call it a night.
Until, that is …
“We understand, when...
The Toronto Raptors gave the Oklahoma City Thunder their first loss at home on Sunday as they continue to fight for a spot in the playoffs.
The Raptors are now in first place in the Atlantic Division.
Dwane Casey said before the win that the Raptors are "at a crossroads with our organization" but also "fighting like crap for the playoffs."
The Raptors could still...
During his pregame talk, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked about Reggie Jackson, the Thunder's backup point guard who torched San Antonio in early December.
He seemed adequately worried.
Then, unprovoked, Popovich also brought up the more accomplished of the Thunder's two-headed point guard monster, noting that Russell Westbrook wouldn't shoot nearly as poorly (2...
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love classic videobombs and before the start of tonight’s Toronto Raptors/Oklahoma City Thunder game, Jonas Valanciunas did an epic one.
Watch as the fine folks over at NBA TV Canada were doing a live shot at Chesapeake Energy Arena and keep an eye on the background as Jonas make his appearance:
Jonas image courtesy of Getty Images
James Harden once again was tough to stop for the San Antonio Spurs last month.
The Spurs, however, may not have to worry about the Houston Rockets' top scorer in Wednesday night's home meeting between the Southwest Division's top teams.
Houston (18-11) had dropped seven straight at San Antonio before a 112-106 victory Nov. 30. Harden was the catalyst, scoring a game...
Well, it was bound to happen at some point in the season. It happens to the best teams in any organization.
Amir Johnson shoots over Serge Ibaka. Amir Johnson had the only double-double for either side, posting 17 points and 13 rebounds.
No matter how hard you try, and no matter how much it screams from the back of your mind that no team should be overlooked, you’re just not...
Tim Duncan knocked over Spurs announcer Sean Elliott...FTW Gifed it to boot.**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
The San Antonio Spurs will have Tony Parker on the court for Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Parker had been sidelined for two games with a shin injury. Of course the Spurs will be without Kawhi Leonard. In a late scratch the Spurs will keep Leonard out. He had dental work done.
Danny Green and Marco Belinelli should get some extra playing time.