Playing the San Antonio Spurs in the their gym is never easy. Playing them in your sixth straight road game in 12 days, far from your home in Toronto, makes it doubly difficult. And the results showed it, as the Spurs demolished the Raptors 110-82 in a game that was never close. The Spurs sport the second best record in the Western Conference this year, trailing the surging Golden State Warriors just as they did last year. Still the Raptors figured to be tougher prey than they were, because Toronto is #2 in the East and playing exceptionally well.
The Spurs just presented a well-oiled machine, delivering 55% shooting, 32 assists, and a primer on how to move the ball in the 2017 NBA. Add ferocious defense that made the Raptors look like they had never scored a hundred points in a game, even though they average about 110. The Spurs blocked 15 shots, with eight players getting at least one block. No Spurs player played more than 29 minutes. Leonard led the scoring with 25 points. The Spurs have won eight straight at home.