Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Mavericks_vs_spurs_aa25
Heading to the east coast three games into a six-game road trip has been an opportunity to excel for San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker. Parker first began the road trip with a 26-point outing in Boston, then followed with a 33-point game in Indiana. On Sunday, it took two overtime periods, but Parker guided the Spurs to a 111-106 victory in Toronto with 32 points, six rebounds, and five assists against the Raptors. With the Spurs still playing “small” on the wing without Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson, other Spurs produced in the victory as five players finished with 11 or more points. Here’s the rundown.  First quarter: Spurs 24, Raptors 25 The Raptors came out early as the aggressors behind Kyle Lowry’s (20 points) first two three pointers, but midway in the quarter the Spurs would go on a 7-2 run behind a Danny Green (13 points) and Gary Neal 3-pointer to give the Spurs a slim four point lead with 3-minutes to go. In the final minute though, the Raptors closed the quarter on a 5-0 run. Second quarter:  Spurs 49, Raptors 49 The second quarter was all about Ed Davis (15 points) and his dunking ability as Davis would grab offensive rebounds or passes in the pick-and-roll for simple two-handed dunks on his way to 10 points in the quarter. The Spurs’ starters would come in toward the end of the quarter and fuel the Spurs back to tie the game by half. Parker added eight points in the second, while Tim Duncan (26 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks) added six points, Boris Diaw (11 points) was the biggest surprise scoring wise as he had nine points after two quarters. The Spurs were shooting 51% in the first half, while they limited the Raptors to shooting 49%, but the Raptors were outrebounding them 8-2 in the offensive rebounding department. Third quarter: Spurs 69, Raptors 70 The Spurs started shaky in the third as the Raptors built an early 9-point lead with an 11-2 run to start the third quarter. The Spurs turned the ball over four times early and didn’t make their first shot until the 6:26 mark with a Duncan layup. From there, it became the “Ginobili show” as Manu Ginobili (15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) scored all eight of his points toward the end of the quarter as some of his highlights were and-1 plays and on one play, he stole a ball in the open court and put it through DeMar Derozan’s (29 points) legs. The Spurs finished the quarter with an 8-2 run. Fourth quarter:  Spurs 88, Raptors 88 The opposite of the third quarter happened to the Raptors in the fourth as they struggled to score and the Spurs were able to regain the lead. However, down the stretch the Raptors fought back to force overtime. The Spurs had one chance to win the game with the last shot of the game, but on an attempted pick-and-roll, Parker was fuddled by the Raptors defense and forced an air-ball 3-pointer. From there, the game went into overtime with the Spurs outscoring the Raptors 19-18 in the quarter. First Overtime: Spurs 97, Raptors 97 The Spurs and Raptors both poured nine points in the overtime period. With less than 30 seconds remaining, Neal had a chance to give the Spurs a three point lead, but he missed a key free throw. With seconds remaining, DeRozan forced a jumper but Amir Johnson made a put back to send the game into double overtime. Second Overtime: Spurs 111, Raptors 106 After two overtime period, Parker was just too much for the Raptors as he scored seven points in the final period as the Spurs outscored the Raptors 14-9 behind Parker and consistent defense. The Spurs ended up shooting 43% for the game, while holding the Raptors to 36% shooting. The Spurs move to 11-3 on the season with the win. The team will play back-to-back as they fly down to Washington D.C. to face the Wizards on Monday. The Spurs are now 3-0 on their six game East coast road trip. Post-game notes ·         In the first quarter, Duncan blocked his 2,500th block of his career. Duncan finished the game with two more blocks after that. ·         In the third, Diaw scored his season high of 11 points with a floater.   ·         It wouldn’t be surprising to see Patty Mills and one of the other Spurs’ big men aside from Duncan starting on Monday as Parker logged 46 minutes and Duncan logged 41 minutes of playing time against the Raptors. Green also played 48 minutes in the game. ·         Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani had a really bad performance on Sunday, as he shot 2-of-19 in the game and some of his looks were wide open.  
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Saints love TE Josh Hill following Jimmy Graham trade

Darren Sproles' role is growing for the Eagles

Barkley, Reggie Miller condemn Indiana religious freedom bill

Report: Rick Barnes not expected back at Texas

Metta World Peace interested in coaching at St John's

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Knicks want Marc Gasol, do they know what they’re asking for?

New York Rangers are the first team to clinch a playoff spot

Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

The Rams are still planning on drafting a quarterback

Howard willing to make 'ultimate sacrifice' for Rockets

Pacquiao bought P. Diddy’s house for $12.5M, fight tickets

Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

Russell Wilson to suit up for Texas Rangers Saturday

Did Dean Smith’s gifts to former players violate NCAA rules?

WWE unveils Ultimate Warrior statue

WATCH: Tom Brady jumps off tall cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Dominique Wilkins in HORSE

Angels remove Josh Hamilton banner from front of stadium

Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Support for relocation growing among NFL powers

Mother says special needs son forced to remove varsity letter

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Minnesota Timberwolves: Should they tank?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rick Barnes not returning to Texas?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.