The Toronto Raptors team reached their 5th triumph of the season in style – they defeated Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs team by a 43 margin in their AT&T Center, and the final score was 100:143.
The Toronto Raptors played at a very high level for all 48 minutes of the game, they defeated the host in every quarter and reminded of the champion team from 2019.
The second half, it seems, broke the game, because already at halftime the guests from Canada had +15 on their account, with a score of 49:64.
In the sequel, they had no mercy on Gregg Popovich’s team. They scored a total of 143 points, and in addition played brilliantly in defense, allowing the opponent only 100 points.
The Toronto team attempted 106 shots of which they hit 57, so in the end, they outclassed the Spurs by 43 points.
The great Cameroonian Pascal Siakam recorded a triple-double in just the 28th minute he was on the floor. He scored 22 points, had 10 rebounds and added 11 assists. The most efficient in the winning camp was Gary Trent Junior with 24 points. Starting point guard Fred VanVleet did not play tonight due to a minor injury from the previous round.
For the defeated Spurs, starters Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell did not play, so Keita Bates-Diop led the list of scorers with 17 points, followed by reserve Malaki Branham with 4 points less.