Found December 26, 2012 on
The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors got things underway at the AT&T Center tonight and in the first half, the Spurs knew this Raptors team was not going to play like their record suggests heading into tonight's contest.
Thanks to some timely defense down the stretch of the first-half by Matt Bonner and Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs took a 44-37 halftime lead.
Stat Leader: Tim Duncan with 7 points, and 2 rebounds.
Recap: The Spurs looked strong out of the gates which led to a quick Raptors timeout. But after the timeout, Toronto close the gap with great ball movement, shots at the rim and outside shooting. Raptors clawed their way back to tie the game at 16 with two minutes left in the quarter. Spurs turnover kept the Raptors in the game. Spurs had six turnovers in the first which led to seven Raptors points.
Score: Spurs 22, Raptors 18.
Stat Leader: Danny Green with 8 points, and 4 rebounds.
Recap: Raptors continued to stay within striking distance for most of the second quarter. Landry Fields drove to the basket to tie the game at 27 which led to a Spurs timeout. Turnovers were allowing the Raptors to stay in the game. Spurs had 8 turnovers leading to 9 Raptors points. Not only that, Toronto was outrebounding San Antonio in the game, 23-16. But timely defense by San Antonio kept Toronto at bay.
Halftime Score: Spurs 44, Raptors 37.
BEST OF MAXIM
Former Spurs star and current team broadcaster Sean Elliott was named as one of San Antonio's top 100 residential water users in a list published by the city.
The San Antonio Spurs have gone away from the defensive, shutdown philosophy that made them so successful in the past. It’s not a huge problem because they’ve improved the offense as well and can still win by outscoring their opponents, but on the year, the Spurs are giving up 97 points per game.
One reason the Spurs could be giving up so many points is the fact that Kawhi...
When Kawhi Leonard came back from injury, many San Antonio Spurs fans were excited and also worried if he would need a long time to adjust back into the thick of things. To their delight, the fan base can breathe a sigh of relief and re-new their hopes for a championship run.
Leonard got his shot back in the second game of his return against the Dallas Mavericks and, more importantly...
Nando De Colo's rookie season with the San Antonio Spurs wasn't supposed to be this impressive.
He was supposed to be learning how to play the NBA style and grab a feel for things with his new teammates. The knock on him was that he wasn't athletic enough to be relevant in the game and his defense was poor.
If you've seen him play with the Spurs so far this...
Kyle Lowry has played in 16 of the Raptors first 28 games where he’s averaged 15.8 points, 5.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds a game. Lowry has yet to return from a tear in his right triceps that had him slated to miss 10 days on December 12.
Though he’s out now injured, the Raptors supposedly would like to put Kyle Lowry in a trade package and keep Jose Calderon. The Raptors give...
The matchup of the game between the Toronto Raptors visiting the San Antonio Spurs in their last meeting of the season will be between Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard.
The last time these two teams met up, the game ended in an exciting double overtime decision in Toronto.
The Spurs were without their starting small forward and top defender...
The San Antonio Spurs went “bombs away” on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, hitting 20 3-pointers against their I-35 rival. They came close to the NBA record of 23, but even if they didn’t make history, it was a very impressive showing.
Leading the charge was guard Danny Green, who went 7-8 from outside, leading all scorers in the game with 25 points.
It was great to...
The San Antonio Spurs (21-8) will host the Toronto Raptors (9-19) tonight in the AT&T Center as the Raptors put their current 5-game winning streak on the line.
This will be the Spurs and Raptors final meeting this season. It took double-overtime for the Spurs to beat the Raptors in Toronto last month 111-106. Tony Parker scored six of his 32 points in the second overtime...
Jonas Valanciunas will be out of action for four to six weeks but there was some good news with regard to the fractured metacarpal on the ring finger of his right hand. The good news is no surgery will be required.
“He saw a hand specialist,” Raps head coach Dwane Casey said before Wednesday’s game. “But he doesn’t have to have surgery and that’s the main thing, the...
Not even the return of Dirk Nowitzki could have stopped the San Antonio Spurs from blitzing the Dallas Mavericks from the three-point line in their recent tussle.
The Spurs set a franchise-record 20 three pointers made in a game eclipsing their previous record of 19 three-pointers made versus the Bobcats earlier this season.
The Spurs were led by Danny Green's 7-8 from...
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs used a balance attack, with Tim Duncan scoring 15 points and Manu Ginobili 14, as they defeated the Toronto Raptors 100-80 Wednesday night at the AT&T Center. Tony Parker had 13 points, and Boris Diaw and Tiago Splitter each had 10, as San Antonio won its third in a row and improved its record to 22-8. Kawhi Leonard had 10 rebounds...
Jonas Valanciunas broke the ring finger on his right hand on Dec. 21.
San Antonio Spurs fans know one side of Matt Bonner -- the guy at the 3-point line ready to launch a shot.
Outside of the court, the "Red Rocket" is a far different personality and if you've seen his "Coach B" videos, that personality is a little on the goofier side of life.
Nadia Bonner, Matt's wife of four years, gave an interview with UnionLeader...
The second returns for the All-Star game are in and it's not looking good for the San Antonio Spurs and their fan base.
The Big 3 from the Spurs are behind by a large number of votes for the starting spots. The All-Star game is known for a popularity contest over being a legitimate honor for performances (like when Yao Ming kept getting voted in when he was injured). These...