The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Toronto Raptors with the score 101-97 on Monday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs struggled with their three-pointers against the Raptors but they were still able to get the win. They shot 44 percent from the field, 25 percent from beyond the arc, and 70 percent from the Free Throw Line. LaMarcus Aldridge had another incredible night for Spurs, he contributed 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 36 minutes.

DeMar DeRozan scores 28 points

DeMar DeRozan had an incredible scoring night against the San Antonio Spurs but it still was not enough for them to get the win.

He contributed 28 points, two rebounds, four assists and three two steals in 36 minutes. He went 10-of-20 from the field, 2-of-5 from the three-point line, and 6-of-9 from the free throw line. DeRozan was amazing and very efficient against the Spurs but with Kyle Lowry only scoring eight points on 3-of-11 shooting, it just was not enough to beat the Spurs.

With Valenciunas out, Spurs dominate the boards

The Toronto Raptors via Twitter announced that Jonas Valenciunas had a sprained left ankle which made him miss their game against the Spurs.

With Valenciunas out the Spurs took advantage of the Raptors lack in rebounding power.

The Spurs outrebounded the Raptors 34-55, this made it possible for the Spurs to still get the win despite the Raptors solid shooting night. LaMarcus Aldrige had eight rebounds, Pau Gasol had seven, Danny Green had eight, Joffrey Lavergne had seven and Dejounte Murray had a team-high 14 rebounds. This showed how vulnerable the Raptors are in the paint when Valenciunas is not playing.

Joffrey Lauvergne sprains ankle

Joffrey Lauvergne sprained his ankle in the fourth quarter against the Toronto Raptors. He was able to contribute nine points, seven rebounds, and one steal in just 16 minutes. He went 4-of-9 from the field and 1-of-1 from the free throw. With Lauvergne out, we will probably see Davis Bertans have some playing time for their next game against Miami this Wednesday.

Dejounte Murray

Dejounte Murray had a record-breaking night against the Toronto Raptors. He became the second guard in San Antonio Spurs history to score 15+ points and grab 15+ rebounds in a single game. He contributed 16 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists in 28 minutes.Murray shot 50 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free throw line. With Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard still out, Dejounte Murray has stepped up in a big way for the Spurs. He has averaged 13.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in his first three games this season.