Toronto Raptors beat San Antonio Spurs 110-106
The shot clock was ran out twice in the first two minutes of the Raptors game vs the Spurs Sunday evening.
Both teams honoured the passing of Laker legend, Kobe Bryant with a gesture of respect.
A small token that shows the impact Kobe had on the game, an impact that will last forever.
The Raptors went into Sunday’s matchup with the Spurs looking to extend its winning streak.
Toronto had not won at AT&T Center since 2007.
Pascal Siakam started the game white hot scoring 21 points in the first quarter alone putting Toronto up 16 after the first quarter.
San Antonio was able to battle back in the second and third quarters to make it close late.
Coming down to the wire late it took a late three pointer from Fred VanFleet to seal the deal for the Raptors.
The Raptors were led by all-star forward Pascal Siakam who had a monster game scoring 35 points while adding 8 rebounds in the win.
Kyle Lowry set the pace for Toronto and was solid late, adding 16 points 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
Toronto once again was able to turn their opponent over. Forcing San Antonio into 16 turnovers.
The Raptors were able to score 20 points off of those turnovers.
Toronto was also able to control the glass on the road out rebounding the Spurs 50-48.
San Antonio had seven players score in double digits led by Demar Derozan who finished with 14 points 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
LaMarcus Aldridge added a double double for the Spurs with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Raptors dominated the Spurs in the paint in the game out scoring San Antonio 44-28.
Toronto will now head back home where they will take on the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
Tip off is 7:30pm EST.