DeMar DeRozan had the opportunity to return to Toronto. Not to defend the Raptors but against them. DeRozan even hit his old team with a thin score. He helped the San Antonio Spurs lead 105-104 at Scotiabank, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sunday, January 12, 2020 local time.
DeRozan himself scored 25 points and 8 rebounds. Rudy Gay added 15 points from the bench. While Derrick White and LaMarcus Aldridge respectively 13 and 11 points. Dejounte Murray is behind all with 10 points and 7 rebounds.
Raptors, on the other hand, received support from Serge Ibaka. The Flashlight scored double 21 points and 14 rebounds. Norman Powell helped him with 20 points. Kyle Lowry double 16 points and 15 assists. Pascal Siakam 15 points and 5 rebounds. However, the support was not also positive fruit. Raptors must be defeated in front of their own fans by former players who used to be a star player.
Although DeRozan came out as the top scorer, Spurs’ victory was determined by Marco Belinelli’s tripoin. With the remaining 28.8 seconds in the fourth quarter, the Italian opened fire long-range at the top of a large bow line. His shot came in and Spurs won 103-101.
Since then, the Raptors have been foggy. Lowry deliberately violated to stop the time temporarily. DeRozan got two free shots from there. He put it all so that Spurs stay ahead with a score of 105-101.
Lowry then responded to DeRozan’s free shot via tripoin in a flash. The score is one point different. Only five seconds left. Spurs are still ahead 105-104.
In the remaining time, Spurs secure the position. Raptors actually did violations again. Aldridge got two free shots. However, it failed to enter everything. Time’s up and Spurs wins.
After this, DeRozan et al. will face the Miami Heat. The match takes place in three days at the AmericanAirlines Arena. On the same day, the Raptors will visit Oklahoma City to face the Thunder.