NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Toronto
(Sunday, January 3rd)
Final Score: Toronto 91, San Antonio 86
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh scored 22 points to become the all- time leading scorer in Raptors history, as Toronto held off San Antonio, 91-86, at Air Canada Centre.
Bosh now has 9,432 points in his seventh year in the NBA, surpassing Vince Carter (9,420) for the top spot on Toronto's all-time points scored list.
Jarrett Jack had 16 points and eight assists for the Raptors, who have won six of their last seven games. Andrea Bargnani tallied 15 points and eight rebounds for the victors.
"I don't think anyone had a good taste in their mouth after the Boston game last night. We wanted to make sure we came back and won the second game of the back-to-back," Jack said.
Tony Parker ended with 23 points and six assists for the Spurs, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Tim Duncan added 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Richard Jefferson finished with 12 points in defeat.
Down, 72-57, early in the fourth, the Spurs went on an 11-2 spurt to get to within six. Jefferson's pair of free throws capped the run, making it a 74-68 contest with about 7 1/2 minutes to play.
San Antonio put together a small 6-0 flurry moments later. Duncan's three- point play made it an 81-78 game with 2 1/2 minutes remaining. A Jack jumper was followed by a Parker deuce to keep it a three-point contest.
Bosh's driving layup gave the Raptors a 85-80 lead with 56.2 seconds to play. After Duncan missed two free throws, Jack was off the mark from beyond the arc.
Keith Bogans' trey had San Antonio within 85-83 with 12.4 ticks to go, but Toronto made 6-of-6 foul shots down the stretch to seal the victory.
The Raptors finished the first quarter on an 11-3 run, which Marco Belinelli ended with a pair of free throws to give Toronto a 27-19 lead after 12 minutes.
Toronto then scored the first eight points of the second period to take a 35-19 advantage. The Raptors held a 48-34 lead at the break.
San Antonio could only get to within 67-55 after a tight third stanza.
"I thought Toronto did a great job of keeping up their intensity for 48 minutes. I thought we did a good job of coming back. We showed a lot of heart," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said.
Despite the loss, San Antonio has won 10 of its last 14 games against Toronto, including a 131-124 shootout in the Alamo City in November.
01/03 23:12:56 ET