Spurs Muscle Past Raptors 93-88

Ginobili, San Antonio continue strong, rodeo-inspired road trip
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2008 11:04 PM CST
Toronto Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani, right, of Italy, runs into stiff defense from San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan (21) as he drives to the hoop during first-half NBA basketball action in Toronto...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – It was Manu Ginobili night in Toronto. The Spurs guard not only set a season-high by scoring 34 points, he also grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds in San Antonio’s 93-88 win over the Raptors. San Antonio has now won five of their last six; their only blemish in that span was a loss in their previous game to the Kevin Garnett-less Boston Celtics, reports the Associated Press.

San Antonio held a comfortable lead late in the third quarter but Toronto was able to fight back to within one point. The comeback attempt, fueled by Jose Calderon’s career-high 27 points, ultimately fell short. Tim Duncan was his usual stellar self, scoring 22 points and snagging 15 rebounds. Toronto has now lost three straight at home.