Toronto Raptors celebrate the start of a homestand with a 112-98 win over the Spurs

Nickeem Khan
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Wednesday, February 8, 2023

After finishing the recent seven-game road trip 4-3, the Toronto Raptors finally were back home and showed out with a 112-98 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Although San Antonio was undermanned, Toronto made sure to take care of business extending their current win streak to three games.

The Raptors held control for the majority of the game. Defensively, they were everywhere on the court and never allowed the Spurs to find any rhythm. San Antonio shot just 40 percent from the field along with 28 percent from beyond the arc. 

Along with their defensive energy, the offensive productivity from Pascal Siakam led the charge for Toronto. The potential All-Star replacement finished with 37 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. It was a masterclass performance, putting the team on his back and refusing to let them lose.

Chris Boucher gave great minutes off the bench with 18 points and 11 rebounds, scoring the second-most points on the team. Each starter finished in double-figures highlighting the well-balanced attack that was put forth by the Raptors. Keldon Johnson did his best for the Spurs with 22 points, however, with very little help from his team it was nowhere near enough to keep them close.

This was a pivotal win with the trade deadline being tomorrow at 3 PM ET. Toronto has been the biggest team in regards to making a deal and wins like this continue to make it clear what direction this organization will focus towards.

The Raptors improved to 26-30 and will get ready for their next matchup against the Utah Jazz on Friday at 7:30 PM ET.