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Raptors Rapid Recap: San Antonio 86 Toronto 91

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- With Tim Duncan not starting for only the second time in his career, the Raptors built a double-digit lead and held off a fourth-quarter charge by San Antonio to stop the Spurs’ five-game winning streak and emerge with the win.

- It was just Toronto’s third victory against a team above the .500 mark. They have now won six straight at the Air Canada Centre and are 13-0 when they hold opponents under 100 points.

- Chris Bosh surpassed Vince Carter to become the Raptors’ all-time leading scorer with 9,428 points.

- Not starting clearly affected Duncan, who entered the game in the second quarter and shot a terribly inefficient 8-22 from the field and 5-9 from the free-throw line.

- Jay Triano has inexplicably rekindled his love affair with Antoine Wright, who started for an ill Hedo Turkoglu. Not surprisingly, he was the only starter to fail to score in double digits.

- Yet another Triano move that defied explanation was his insistence on going with Andrea Bargnani on Duncan down the stretch, allowing the Spurs to keep attacking Bargnani in the paint. I’m no coach, but it might’ve been an idea to use Amir Johnson at some point.

- Bargnani barely extended the Raptors’ three-pointer-made streak with a trey halfway through the fourth quarter.

- The Raptors travel to Orlando to take on Dwight Howard and the Magic on Wednesday.