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Raptors beat Spurs, deny Popovich 1,000th win

TORONTO (AP) — James Johnson scored a season-high 20 points in his return to the starting lineup, DeMar DeRozan had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat San Antonio 87-82 Sunday night, denying Spurs coach Gregg Popovich his 1,00th career victory.

Amir Johnson added 15 points, Kyle Lowry 12 and Jonas Valanciunas had a season-high 16 rebounds as Toronto improved to 8-2 at home against Western Conference opponents. The Raptors snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Spurs and won for the first time in five home meetings.

Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli each scored 12 points, Kawhi Leonard had 11 and Tony Parker 10 as the Spurs shot 31 for 93 (.333), their worst performance of the season. San Antonio’s previous low was .344 at Houston on Nov. 6 in a 98-81 defeat.

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