Tony Parker finished with 26 points and registered 8 assists to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Toronto Raptors, 112-99. The Spurs shot 41-91 (45.1%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 16 rebounds. This is the seventh win for San Antonio (22-6) in its last 10 games.
Parker shot 10-19 from the field and 5-7 from the free throw line. Other top contributors for San Antonio included Manu Ginobili with 18 points and 5 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the loss, Terrence Ross put up 23 points for Toronto on 10-16 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc. DeMar DeRozan contributed 13 points and 7 rebounds and Jonas Valanciunas finished with 10 points and 9 rebounds.
As the numbers predicted, the efficient offense of San Antonio (ranked fifth in the NBA in offensive efficiency) took advantage of the porous defense of Toronto (ranked 28th in defensive efficiency), putting up 1.14 points per possession.
This drops Toronto (11-15) to 0-2 versus San Antonio on the season.
Coming up, the Spurs play the Houston Rockets, who are 18-11 on the season. The Raptors match up with the New York Knicks, currently sitting at 9-18 this year. The Spurs have a 0-1 record against Houston this season.