Toronto Raptors lose to the San Antonio Spurs in final game of road trip

“They came out and just outworked us, outplayed us. They did what they wanted to do and we couldn’t do what we wanted to do,” the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry said after the team was dismantled by the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.

After the first quarter, the Raptors were down 18-29 and the trend continued until the very last buzzer of the game, where the Spurs took the W in an 110-82 victory. Lowry, who is currently averaging a career-best 22.7 points per game, scored a season-low 6 points on 2-9 shooting and his poor performance was one of the reasons why Toronto couldn’t compete with San Antonio on this night.

However, Lowry isn’t the only one to blame. Overall, the Raptors’ roster played poorly, except for DeMar DeRozan, who scored 26 points, and Terrence Ross, who scored 17 points. According to Corey Joseph, the Spurs were able to win by such a large margin because they did a really good job at making it uncomfortable for the Raptors on the offensive end.

“They took us out of our rhythm. They did a good job at being physical and playing harder than us; they didn’t let us get to the spots we wanted to and made us take tough contested shots.”

The Raptors are currently sitting at second place in the Eastern Conference with 23 wins and 11 losses. Their next matchup will be a home game against the Utah Jazz on Thursday.

Here is the top play from the game. Unfortunately, it comes from the opposing team, but it is still entertaining, so check it out: