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Monday, December 23rd (All times Eastern)

Toronto Raptors (11-14) at San Antonio Spurs (21-6), 8:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a rare home loss and will try to bounce back Monday versus the Toronto Raptors.

The Spurs opened a three-game homestand with Saturday's 113-100 loss to Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, the NBA's leading scorer with 28.1 points per game, was held to 17 points, but Russell Westbrook ended with 31 on 13-of-22 shooting.

Tony Parker carried the Spurs with 23 points, while Marco Belinelli and Tim Duncan scored 17 points apiece for San Antonio, which had won two straight and six of seven games. The Spurs and Thunder were knotted at 21-21 after the first quarter, then OKC posted a 40-29 advantage in the second stanza.

"Our demise was the second quarter," said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. "We gave up 40 points."

San Antonio was without starting forward Kawhi Leonard, who underwent a dental procedure prior to the game. Leonard hadn't missed a game this season and is questionable versus the Raptors.

The Spurs are 9-3 at home this season and will wrap up the stay Christmas Day versus the rival Houston Rockets.

Toronto was able to hold off the Thunder its last time out in a 104-98 road victory Sunday. Kyle Lowry scored 22 points and both DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson netted 17 apiece.

Johnson also grabbed 13 rebounds and John Salmons scored 14 points for the Raptors, winners in two straight and four of five games.

Durant scored 24 points and Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 27.

"You don't hold a guy like Kevin Durant down like that too many times," said Toronto head coach Dwane Casey. "He had a quiet 24 but he had to work for each one of them."

The Raptors are 2-0 on a four-game road trip, 7-6 outside Air Canada Centre and will close the junket Friday against Atlantic rival New York.

Toronto sustained a 116-103 home loss to the Spurs on Dec. 10 and has lost six in a row, seven of eight and 20 of the last 25 meetings between the teams. The Raptors have also lost four straight and 13 of their 17 games in the Alamo City.

12/23 10:27:28 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd Intermission
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
4th
CHA 82
TOR 75
 
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
6th
NYY 0
PIT 3
 
4th
IND 70
CHI 68
 
4th
WAS 90
MIA 73
 
4th
ORL 97
SAC 92
 
4th
CHA 82
TOR 75
 
4th
PHI 55
UTA 64
 
Half
ATL 53
CLE 43
 
2nd
NOP 43
BOS 46
 
2nd
HOU 41
DET 38
 
2nd
MEM 39
LAL 36
 
2nd
BRK 31
PHO 32
 
1st
SAN 24
DEN 18
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
DAL
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
 
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
 
2nd
KSU 70
AKR 67
 
2nd
BUF 61
BGU 59
 
2nd
DART 61
BRO 65
 
2nd
WMICH 63
CMICH 53
 
2nd
PENN 39
CLMB 32
 
2nd
PRIN 59
CORN 51
 
2nd
OU 59
ILLCH 62
 
Final
OHIO 95
UMO 65
 
2nd
BST 42
NILL 45
 
2nd
EMICH 75
TOL 53
 
2nd
NIOWA 68
BRAD 41
 
2nd
MURST 47
MORE 40
 
1st
HARV 17
YALE 22
 
1st
DREX 4
COC 0
 
1st
CITA 11
FUR 11
 
8:55pm Tonight
CCAR
UNCA
 
9:00pm Tonight
USF
PAC
9:00pm Tonight
BAY
TTU
9:30pm Tonight
EKENT
BEL
9:30pm Tonight
CLST
DET
9:35pm Tonight
INDST
LOYC
11:30pm Tonight
SCU
LMU
2nd Intermission
NJD 1
CLB 3
 
2nd Intermission
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
2nd
OTT 1
BUF 2
 
2nd
DET 2
CAL 2
 
1st
CHI 0
EDM 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
PIT