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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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Schedule

Wednesday, April 16Full Scoreboard
Chicago86Final(OT) | Box
Charlotte «91
Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
Washington1184th Qtr 0:12 | Box
Boston102CSN-CHI, SportSouth
Brooklyn85Final | Box
Cleveland «114
Dallas864th Qtr 6:09 | Box
Memphis84CSN-DC, CSN-NE
Philadelphia934th Qtr 5:39 | Box
Miami82FSN-SW, SportSouth, ESPN
Atlanta1114th Qtr 0:08 | Box
Milwaukee103CSN-PHI, SunSports
Utah1074th Qtr 0:57 | Box
Minnesota107SportSouth, FSN-WIS
Houston100Final | Box
New Orleans «105
Toronto874th Qtr 3:38 | Box
New York86ROOT-RM, FSN-N
Detroit1074th Qtr 3:48 | Box
Oklahoma City100Sportsnet 360, MSG
LA Lakers «113Final | Box
San Antonio100
Golden State 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Denver FSN-DET, FSN-OK
LA Clippers 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Portland FSN-PT, KGW
Phoenix 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Sacramento FSN-AZ, CSN-CA
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
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 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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  • MiLB: Durham Bulls vs. Norfolk Tides

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
17th
DUR 6
NOR 8
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
9th
DET 2
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
8th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
6th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
7th
HOU 4
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
1st
ANA 0
OAK 0
 
1st
SDP 0
COL 0
 
1st
SFG 0
LOS 0
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 103
ATL 111
 
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
 
4th
MEM 84
DAL 86
 
4th
OKC 100
DET 107
 
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
 
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
 
4th
MIA 82
PHI 93
 
4th
NYK 86
TOR 87
 
4th
MIN 107
UTA 107
 
4th
BOS 102
WAS 118
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
1st
ANA 0
DAL 0
 
17th
DUR 6
NOR 8