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Spurs defeat Raptors in first meeting since July blockbuster

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night. The Spurs won 125-107 over the Raptors at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

With the win, the Spurs improved to 22-17 on the season. San Antonio now has a three-game win streak.

The loss dropped the Raptors to 28-12. Toronto had their two-game win streak snapped with this loss.

San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan shoots the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves
DeMar DeRozan shoots the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves (Getty Images)

This was the first game between the two teams since they made a blockbuster trade. Former Spurs Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green were traded, along with cash, to the Raptors on July 18th, 2018.

In exchange, the Spurs received DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and a 2019 first-round draft pick.

The two teams will meet again on Friday, February 22nd in Toronto, Canada.

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 23 points. He also had two rebounds, and five assists.

This 23-point performance comes on the heels of a 32-point point performance against the Boston Celtics on December 31st.

Like Toronto, the Spurs had six players, who scored in double-digits. DeMar DeRozan had 21, while Bryn Forbes scored 20.

Derrick White also had 19. Rudy Gay had 13 and Patty Mills contributed 12 points.

The Spurs had 29 bench points. Mills led the team with his 12 bench points. He also had one rebound, two assists, and one steal.

Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 21 points against his former team. He had one rebound, five assists, and two steals.

This 21-point performance was on the heels of his season-high 45 points against the Utah Jazz on January 1st.

Leonard was one of seven Toronto players, who scored in double-figures. Delon Wright had 15, while Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell contributed 14 points each.

Greg Monroe and Fred VanVleet had 12 points each. Pascal Siakam also had 10.

The Raptors had 50 points off of the bench. Wright led the bench with his 15 points. He also had four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block.

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