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Manu Ginobili, Spurs beat Raptors, 116-103

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The San Antonio Spurs had no trouble knocking down shots, finishing 45-82 (54.9%) from the field, including 13-23 (56.5%) from beyond the arc, in a 116-103 win over the Toronto Raptors. This is the seventh win for San Antonio (16-4) in its last 10 games.

Manu Ginobili came off the bench and scored 16 points on 5-10 shooting, including 4-7 on 3-point attempts, in a strong performance. San Antonio also got solid performances from Tony Parker with 15 points and 6 assists, Tim Duncan with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Aron Baynes with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Amir Johnson put up 19 points for Toronto on 9-11 shooting. He also recorded 9 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan contributed 19 points and 7 assists, Kyle Lowry finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds, and Dwight Buycks put up 10 points and 5 rebounds.

As expected, the high-octane offense of San Antonio (ranked fourth in the NBA in offensive efficiency) picked apart the porous defense of Toronto (ranked 28th in defensive efficiency), putting up 1.20 points per possession. The Spurs combined an eFG% of 62.8% with 56.5% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (7-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Raptors, on the other hand, are winless (0-4) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

Toronto (7-13) couldn't get consecutive victories after beating Los Angeles on Sunday.

Coming up next, the Spurs take on the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 4-16 on the year. The Raptors match up with the Philadelphia 76ers, currently 7-15 this season. The Raptors are 1-0 versus Philadelphia this season.


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