DeMar's return didn't disappoint! He was given a well-deserved standing ovation and video tribute. On the court he played very well. 23 points on 12 shots, 9-9 from the line and 8 dimes. He also wowed the crowd with a gorgeous spinning layup in the first half. Ultimately Toronto was able to force the ball out of his hands late and hang on for the victory!
Tough game, the Spurs are well-coached and with Toronto trying to incorporate new players into the system, the Raps struggled offensively at times. However, in the end the talent pulled through.
Siakam continues to play well: 22, 6 assists and 2 steals, 7-10 shooting, 2-2 from 3 and 6-9 from the line. Lowry did a great job controlling the game and even got a HUGE stop on DeMar late. He finished with 17 points, 5 assists and 2 steals on 3-6 from 3. Kawhi struggled mightily in the first half but kept battling, ultimately leading the team in points tonight with 25. He also came up with a big steal on DeMar for a dunk and the lead with under a minute remaining. Ibaka dropped another double-double with 13 and 15. Green went 5-7 from 3 for 17 points. OG didn't miss from 3-point land (3-3) for 9 points. Gasol got into foul trouble but managed to record 7 rebounds and 6 assists in just 17 minutes. And Jeremy Lin got hot in the 4th and finished with 11.
Not a perfect game but it's going to take some time with a new group. I'm excited for this stretch run though. Through all of this, we've won 7-straight! Let's make it 8 against Orlando on Sunday.
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kawhi gets the clutch steal and the Raptors hold off the Spurs for the home win 🇨🇦🇨🇦.