Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 11/21

Game 1: Sunday, November 21st
Game 2: Wednesday, March 2nd

Raptors 86

(24-33, 6-22 away)

Spurs 92

(44-13, 25-2 home)

    Coverage: FSSW

    7:30 PM ET, March 2, 2005

    AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    TOR 18 18 20 3086
    SA 21 21 28 2292

    Top Performers

    Toronto: D. Marshall 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    San Antonio: M. Ginobili 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    San Antonio improves to 25-2 at SBC Center

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich could afford to joke about the Spurs' sloppy victory over the Toronto Raptors.

    "We decided to go ahead and count it as a win after much discussion," Popovich said after the Spurs' 92-86 victory Wednesday night.

    "We have been really sloppy from before the (All-Star) break and inconsistent in taking care of the ball ... understanding the intensity it takes for 48 minutes. Tonight was another good example."

    Manu Ginobili scored 17 points, Tony Parker added 15, and Tim Duncan and Robert Horry each had 13 points to help the NBA-leading Spurs improve to 44-13 overall and 25-2 at the SBC Center.

    "Maybe it's a bad period. I don't know," Ginobili said. "Once in a while we're not as sharp as we need to be, so that's why we're worried."

    Chris Bosh led Toronto with 16 points. The Raptors, who shot 24 percent from the floor in the first half, had won their previous three games.

    The Spurs led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter. In the first meeting of the season between the teams, Toronto overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the visiting Spurs 96-91 on Nov. 21.

    "I thought we rushed some things, but our guys competed and played hard," Toronto coach Sam Mitchell said. "I thought in that third quarter we let them build that lead and we fell back. You can't do that on the road against a good team like San Antonio."

    Game notes

    The Spurs opened a four-game homestand, their longest stretch of games at the SBC Center so far this season. ... Spurs forward Nazr Mohammed, acquired from New York last week, had two points and one rebound in 6 minutes.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 86 92
    FGM-FGA 26-71 (.366) 37-72 (.514)
    3PM-3PA 5-12 (.417) 7-22 (.318)
    FTM-FTA 29-35 (.829) 11-19 (.579)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 10-32 11-45
    Assists 15 23
    Turnovers 9 17
    Steals 12 4
    Blocks 4 8
    Fast Break Points 16 13
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 21

    Top Performers

    San Antonio
    Donyell Marshall Marshall
    Points: 11
    Reb: 9
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 2
    Manu Ginobili Ginobili
    Points: 17
    Reb: 6
    Ast: 4
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0