Toronto takes on San Antonio, seeks to break 3-game skid

March 8, 2022 GMT

Toronto Raptors (34-30, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (25-40, 12th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto aims to end its three-game losing streak with a win over San Antonio.

The Spurs have gone 12-19 at home. San Antonio averages 12.4 turnovers per game and is 13-18 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents.

The Raptors are 17-15 on the road. Toronto ranks fourth in the league scoring 15.2 fast break points per game led by Pascal Siakam averaging 3.1.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Raptors won 129-104 in the last matchup on Jan. 5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dejounte Murray is shooting 46.5% and averaging 20.5 points for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson is averaging 18.6 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

Siakam is scoring 21.5 points per game and averaging 8.4 rebounds for the Raptors. Scottie Barnes is averaging 16.1 points and 7.5 rebounds over the last 10 games for Toronto.


LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 5-5, averaging 122.0 points, 43.7 rebounds, 30.2 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.3 points per game.

Raptors: 3-7, averaging 103.6 points, 44.0 rebounds, 20.7 assists, 7.8 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 42.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.3 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Lonnie Walker IV: out (illness), Keita Bates-Diop: out (back), Devin Vassell: out (groin).

Raptors: Fred VanVleet: day to day (knee), Malachi Flynn: out (hamstring), OG Anunoby: out (finger).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.