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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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Miami «101
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Dallas «113Final | Box
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
9th
TAM 4
MIN 4
 
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
 
3rd
LOS 1
PHI 0
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
 
Half
HOU 53
POR 53
 
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
2nd Intermission
DAL 4
ANA 2
 
2nd
CHI 0
STL 0
 
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1