Raptors get run over by Spurs

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (right) dribbles past Raptors forward Austin Daye during...

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (right) dribbles past Raptors forward Austin Daye during the first half on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.(John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 2:24 AM ET

Every game is a tryout for the Toronto Marlies and now, it’s an apt tagline for their corporate brothers as well.

Whether it’s for a spot in the starting lineup, rotation, or with another team, these Raptors are all auditioning for something.

The early reviews were strong on Tuesday night, but the now 16-4 San Antonio Spurs came within a hair of winning the NBA title last season for a reason — they’re really good — and eventually, the team’s depth and star power proved too much for the home side as the Spurs won 116-103.

Toronto was soundly outplayed for the final three quarters.

An off-night from star-in-waiting Kawhi Leonard mattered little to the ultra-deep Spurs as perennial super-sub Manu Ginobili led the way with 16 points and nine assists. His long-time “Big Three” mates Tony Parker and Tim Duncan also outclassed the young Raptors, who dropped to 7-13.


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