Spurs Head North To Face Raptors – Game Preview

By Michael Rehome

The San Antonio Spurs have won eight of their last nine meetings against the Toronto Raptors. They look to continue their success Wednesday.

Tim Duncan over the last three-matchups is averaging 12.3 rebounds. Offensively he is averaging 11.0 points while shooting 29 percent.

These two last met back on March 10th. Kawhi Leonard delivered with an impressive stat line–24 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. He also shot 10-of-19 from the floor.

Leonards status for Wednesdays game is unclear as he missed the last with an illness. Duncan and Manu Ginobili are expected back.

LaMarcus Aldridge is coming off of a season-high 26 points against the lonely Philadelphia 76ers. One thing to note, in the last six road games Aldridge is averaging 19.3 points per game and 26.6 over the past eight games against the Raptors.

The Spurs defense completely manhandled the Sixers holding them to 68 points on Monday. The Raptors are a team that can put some points on the board as they are averaging over 100 per game.

The Raptors are 5-4 at home this season. In the four losses, their defense has given up 109 points. San Antonio has proven that they can put points up on the board. It will be tough for the Raptors to handle.

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  • Who: San Antonio Spurs (18-4) at Toronto Raptors (13-9)
  • Time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Location: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Local: Fox Sports Southwest
  • Radio: WOAI 1200 AM


San Antonio Spurs

  • None to report

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Jonas Valanceunas (left hand) is out.
  • DeMarre Carroll (right knee contusion) is out.
  • Lucas Nogueira (sprained left ankle) is questionable.

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