NBA Game Summary - Toronto at San Antonio
(Friday, December 28th)
Final Score: Toronto 83, San Antonio 73
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Jason Kapono had 15 points and grabbed three rebounds as Toronto knocked off San Antonio, 83-73.
Jose Calderon and Kris Humphries each had 14 points as the Raptors became the first Eastern Conference team to defeat the Spurs this season. Humphries also added 11 rebounds, while Calderon grabbed seven boards and dished out five assists.
Andrea Bargnani netted 11 points and Chris Bosh chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds as the Raptors ended a three-game skid and recorded just their second win in their last six contests.
Michael Finley had a game-high 20 points in the loss, and also grabbed eight rebounds as the Spurs lost only their second home game all year.
Tim Duncan dropped 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Spurs, who have now lost five of their last eight games. Tony Parker had 15 points.
Manu Ginobili was out with a sprained finger and Brent Barry didn't play because he tore the plantaris muscle in his left calf. This has been a recurring theme for the Spurs; they haven't played a game this season with all of their top 12 players healthy.
The Raptors opened the fourth quarter on a 6-0 run, which consisted of two Humphries dunks, to take a 65-56 lead. Toronto was never threatened again.
The Spurs never pulled closer than eight points after the run, and the Raptors increased their lead to as much as 15 on a Humphries dunk with 1:16 left.
Kapono hit a trey with 1:10 left in the first to put the Raptors up by three.
Matt Bonner then missed a three-ball for the Spurs as time expired and Toronto was up 19-16 after the first frame.
The Raptors outscored the Spurs 25-16 in the second stanza, mainly because San Antonio shot 29 percent, while Toronto shot 42 percent from the floor.
The Spurs also gave up 12 turnovers throughout the first two quarters to the Raptors' four, and went into the half down 44-32.
The Spurs went on an 11-0 run that was started with a Parker layup and capped by two Duncan layups with 2:48 remaining in the third.
The Spurs battled and turned their 12-point deficit into a three-point deficit heading into the final quarter, 59-56.
The last time these two teams met, the Spurs crushed the Raptors 107-91 at the AT&T Center...Spurs coach Greg Popovich was thrown out for back-to-back technicals midway through the fourth quarter. After Popovich was tossed, Duncan and Bonner both received technicals. The four technicals are the most the Spurs have earned in a single game all year.
12/29 00:04:57 ET