Spurs Edge Raptors in Toronto

Carrie Guzman
January 16, 2020

Did the 30-year-old who played nine seasons in Toronto feel any sense of pride?

During the third quarter of Sunday's Raptors-Spurs game, DeRozan saw an opening to the basket after dribbling the ball over halfcourt.

Toronto remained in front by 18 versus the Spurs, while they additionally had a 14- factor benefit versus the Portland Trail Blazers a couple of days earlier, however ultimately shed the video game (99-101).

"Being down there, what we were down there, and still being able to fight back and get it out was great, especially on the street", said DeRozan. LaMarcus Aldridge breathed a bit of hope into the Raptors when he missed two free throws, but there were no last-second heroics as Siakam's long shot at the buzzer bounced off the glass. Norman Powell had 20 points, Lowry had 16 and Siakam 15. DeRozan also collected eight rebounds and four assists while topping 20 points for the 11th straight game. The Spurs responded with a 17-0 run, taking an 88-87 lead on Aldridge's layup with 6:34 to play, then capping their spurt with a pair of free throws from DeRozan. Nurse said. "I don't want to put 'em under too much duress".

Gobert made three dunks over a two-minute stretch after Washington cut the deficit to 111-108 on a driving lay-up from American Bradley Beal with 3:32 left.

Julius Randle score a game-high 26 points to lead seven players in double figures for the Knicks, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

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"I don't know anybody who gets two tributes in a row".

"One thing is that when you are friends, you are real friends and that is what matters", said Lowry from DeRozan during training on Saturday.

DeMar DeRozan is clearly still not over being traded from Toronto.

Spurs: Playing in Toronto as a visitor for only the second time, DeRozan received loud applause when he was introduced before the game. "It never gets old".

"I was just happy for them, man".

The Raptors head to Oklahoma City on Wednesday then return home to host Washington on Friday.

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