Sunday , Nov , 05 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Raptors continue homestand vs. Spurs

(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors play the second of a four-game
homestand when they welcome the San Antonio Spurs this afternoon at Air Canada
Centre.

Toronto picked up its first win on Friday. Chris Bosh and T.J. Ford dominated
as the Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 109-92, in their home opener.
Bosh finished with 26 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks in the victory.

Ford, the ex-Buck who was traded to Toronto for forward Charlie Villanueva
during the offseason, ended with 13 points and 11 assists in the win over
Milwaukee.

The Raptors, who fell to the New Jersey Nets, 102-92, at Continental Airlines
Arena in their season opener, will visit Philadelphia on Wednesday and Atlanta
on Friday.

San Antonio tries to bounce back from a home loss, as it plays the first of a
two-game road trip. LeBron James scored 35 points and pulled down 10 rebounds,
as the Cleveland Cavaliers won in San Antonio for the first time since 1988
with an 88-81 victory in the Spurs’ home opener.

Tim Duncan had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs, who won at Dallas on
Thursday night in their season opener. Tony Parker ended with 21 points and
Manu Ginobili scored 14 in the loss to Cleveland.

The Spurs will visit Stephon Marbury and the New York Knicks on Monday at
Madison Square Garden.

Last season, San Antonio won its two contests with the Raptors. The Spurs have
won four of their last six at Toronto.

SAN TOR