Manu Ginobili scored 16 points, dished out nine assists and grabbed five rebounds off of the bench to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Toronto Raptors 116-103 Tuesday night.
Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan each had 19 points for the Raptors.
In total, the Spurs had seven players – Ginobili, Tony Parker (15), Tim Duncan (14), Danny Green (14), Aron Baynes (14), Marco Belinelli (12) and Patty Mills (11) – score in double figures. Jonas Valanciunas (14), Terrence Ross (14), Kyle Lowry (11) and Dwight Buycks (10) reached double figures for the Raptors.
As the score probably indicates, neither team had a lot of trouble putting points on the board. The Spurs shot 54.9% from the field and an incredible 56.5% from beyond the arc. The Raptors didn’t shoot as well from the field (45.8%), but hit 10 three-pointers and went 17-of-19 from the charity stripe. Ultimately, it was the Spurs’ big shooting night and poor Raptors’ defense that decided the game.
The win improves the Spurs to 16-4. They’ll be back in action Wednesday when they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks. The Raptors are now just 7-13. They’ll host the Philadelphia 76ers Friday.