In Kawhi Leonard's first visit to San Antonio since the July 18 blockbuster trade that sent him to Toronto in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs (22-17) dominated early and often to earn an 18-point win over the Raptors (28-12).
If you missed any action, check below for live score updates, highlights and stats from throughout the night
Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs
Preview | Box score | Play-by-play
Final: Spurs 125, Raptors 107
10:35 p.m. - DeMar DeRozan records the first triple-double in his 10-year career (21 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists) as the Spurs cruise to a 125-107 victory over his former team.
First W of 2019 was a good one 👏#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/opeNCYGBYV- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 4, 2019
In his first return to San Antonio since requesting a trade in the offseason, Kawhi Leonard finished the night with 21 points and five assists.
10:27 p.m. - This one's all but over - both teams empty their benches with four minutes remaining and San Antonio holding a 21-point lead.
Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV makes his NBA debut while Canadian Chris Boucher gets on the board for the Raptors with a 3-pointer.
10:14 p.m. - DeMar DeRozan gets his 10th assist of the night and records the first triple-double of his career.
DeRozan has 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists with 7:09 remaining in regulation. San Antonio leads 112-87.
DeMar DeRozan has recorded the first triple-double of his career.- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 4, 2019
19 PTS | 12 REB | 10 AST pic.twitter.com/7FJZ5Up5od
10:09 p.m. - The Spurs lead 107-85 with 8:16 remaining, but head coach Greg Popovich decides to call a timeout to talk things over with his team and get his starters back on the floor.
10:06 p.m. - It's been Bryn Forbes' quarter so far as he's scored eight points in the first three minutes.
Patty Mills extra pass to Bryn Forbes for his 6th three of the night! 🔥#GoSpursGo 107#WeTheNorth 85- NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2019
WATCH the 4th on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/pqihStrYFy
San Antonio has extended its lead back out to 24 points with nine minutes remaining in regulation.
End of Third Quarter: Spurs 96, Raptors 75
9:58 p.m. - San Antonio maintains a commanding lead heading into the final frame behind 19 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists from DeMar DeRozan, who is one assist away from his first career triple-double.
Kawhi Leonard, the other man of the hour, has put forth a solid night with 17 points (on 8-for-12 shooting) and four assists.
The biggest difference has been 3-point shooting -- Toronto is shooting an abysmal 3-for-21 from deep while San Antonio is 8-for-17.
9:52 p.m. - The Raptors respond to the timeout by scoring six unanswered points including this impressive finish from Kawhi Leonard on the break.
Kawhi punches it home in transition! 💪#WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/AR4MNR30Fb- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 4, 2019
9:48 p.m. - A transition layup from Patty Mills brings his total for the night to eight points and extends the Spurs lead back to 26 points.
The Raptors call for a timeout down 88-62 with 3:40 remaining in the third.
9:39 p.m. - If he wasn't already, DeMar DeRozan should definitely be on triple-double watch now.
A transition dime to Bryn Forbes gives DeRozan his eighth assist of the night to go along with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
9:33 p.m. - The Spurs open the half with nine unanswered points in the first three minutest and the lead balloons back to 25 points.
Timeout Raptors with 9:12 remaining in the third and the Spurs leading 76-51.
Halftime: Spurs 67, Raptors 51
9:20 p.m. - Take a look at the halftime stats:
9:15 p.m. - Behind 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists from DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs head into the break with a 16-point lead.
DeMar DeRozan posts 19 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST for the @spurs in the 1st half! #GoSpursGo @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/dsKmFUl3vA- NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2019
It's the biggest halftime deficit for the Raptors this season, who are led by 11 points from both Kawhi Leonard and Norman Powell.
While Toronto is shooting 50 percent from the field, San Antonio shot 59.2 percent from the field in the half. The Spurs sank all 12 of their free throw attempts while the Raptors connected on just five of nine.
9:00 p.m. - After missing their first nine 3-pointers, the Raptors finally connect from deep thanks to Delon Wright.
Lookin' for a spark. pic.twitter.com/4oCQPAzSU1- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 4, 2019
Wright's trey cuts the deficit to 18-points and a timeout is called on the floor with under six minutes remaining in the first half.
8:52 p.m. - Norman Powell finishes in the lane for his sixth points of the night but San Antonio's lead has ballooned to 22 points.
The Spurs call a timeout to regroup while they lead 45-23 with 9:25 left in the half.
End of First Quarter: Spurs 38, Raptors 19
8:45 p.m. - After leading by as many as 23 points in the first quarter, the Spurs head into the second frame with a 19-point lead.
DeMar DeRozan leads the way with game-highs in points (eight), rebounds (nine) and assists (four).
DeMar DeRozan (9 PTS, 8 REB, 4 AST) does it all in the 1st quarter on @NBAonTNT! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/EFmhQtYsCJ- NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2019
The Raptors, who are led by four points from four different players, have struggled to get going from the field (8-for-21) and from beyond the arc (0-for-7).
8:39 p.m. - The Spurs are on a 19-2 run and now lead 34-11 late in the first quarter.
A dunk from Rudy Gay served as the exclamation point on the run and caused the Raptors to call another timeout.
The @spurs are ROLLIN'! They're up 34-11 over the Raptors. 👀#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/uvtjQp6l6U- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 4, 2019
8:35 p.m. - DeMar DeRozan continues his impressive first quarter with this and-one finish in isolation.
DeMar again! 👀- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 4, 2019
This is fun. #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/Wa95kdRRrv
The four-time All-Star has nine points early on and the Spurs' lead is up to 17 points.
8:30 p.m. - Pascal Siakam puts in a driving dunk of his own to bring his total to four points on the night but the Raptors still trail by double-figures.
Pascal Siakam came to hurt some rims tonight 😤#WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/O2lF4R65bb- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 4, 2019
The Spurs signal for a timeout with a 21-11 lead. Just over five minutes remain in the first.
8:25 p.m. - Former Raptor Rudy Gay goes above the rim for a highlight of his own with this alley-oop finish.
Rise 🆙 Rudy! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/1zgxDLy6vg- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 4, 2019
8:23 p.m. - DeMar DeRozan hammers it home with authority to push the Spurs' early lead out to double-digits four minutes into the game. The former Raptor has six points, five rebounds and two assists early on.
Don't hurt the rim, @DeMar_DeRozan! 😱#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/LileKyaD58- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 4, 2019
Nick Nurse calls for a timeout as the Raptors trail 15-5 with 7:51 remaining in the first quarter.
8:15 p.m. - Kawhi Leonard, who is getting booed each time he touches the ball, gets the Raptors on the board first with a layup through a foul.
Kawhi starts things off in San Antonio with an and-1 💪&t;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeTheNorth?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/DYBQ5hXh0l- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 4, 2019
Leonard fails to convert on the free throw, but Toronto is up two points early.
8:10 p.m. - Prior to player introductions, the Spurs aired this tribute video in appreciation of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green's time spent with the franchise.
Welcome back to San Antonio, Danny and Kawhi!- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 4, 2019
8:00 p.m. - San Antonio rolls with a starting line up of Derrick White, Bryn Forbes, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Tonight's starting 5️⃣@Dwhite921@BrynjForbes@DeMar_DeRozan@RudyGay@aldridge_12 pic.twitter.com/MYnjNSiZay- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 4, 2019
7:10 p.m. - The Raptors will again start Fred VanVleet, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka.
Tonight's starting 5. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/Au5VtTA1lc- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 4, 2019
6:40 p.m. - Per multiple reports, Kyle Lowry will miss his fifth consecutive game with a lingering back issue.
Lowry is OUT tonight- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) January 3, 2019
6:15 p.m. - All eyes on Kawhi Leonard
The Klaw is back in San Antonio ... 🖐🏀- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 3, 2019
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