San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama (1) dunks while Toronto Raptors guard Immanuel Quickley (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto, Monday, February 12, 2024 (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO – Victor Wembanyama had 27 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks for his second NBA triple-double, Devin Vassell added 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs snapped a seven-game losing streak by defeating Toronto Raptors 122-99 on Monday night.

Wembanyama made 10 of 14 attempts and had five assists and two steals in 29 minutes as the Spurs won for the first time since Jan. 27 against Minnesota. His previous high in blocks was eight, against Memphis on Nov. 18. He leads the NBA in that category.

It was the first triple-double with blocks since Clint Capela had 13 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks for Atlanta against Minnesota on Jan. 22, 2021. It was also the last time anyone in the NBA blocked 10 shots in a game.

Jeremy Sochan scored 16 points and Keldon Johnson added 12 as San Antonio snapped a four-game losing streak on the road.

Tre Jones had 10 assists for the Spurs. San Antonio finished with 37, one shy of tying their season high.

Gradey Dick scored 18 points, Kelly Olynyk had 17 and RJ Barrett 13 for the Raptors, who had won the last six meetings with San Antonio. Toronto has lost 14 of 18.

Toronto All-Star Scottie Barnes, who recorded his third triple-double of the season in Saturday's home loss to Cleveland, had nine rebounds and nine assists against the Spurs but shot 3 of 15 and scored seven points.

Wembanyama blocked Toronto's opening shot of the game, followed with a 3-pointer and then added a dunk as the Spurs went on a 10-0 run and led 34-28 after one quarter. The rookie had nine points, four rebounds and three blocks in the first.

Vassell scored 13 points in the second and Wembanyama had 10 as San Antonio extended its lead to 67-50 at halftime. The Spurs scored 15 points in nine losses in Toronto in the second quarter.

Wembanyama shot 7-8 in the first half. He made both 3-point attempts as San Antonio shot 7 of 13 from distance in the first two quarters.

Wembanyama blocked six shots in the third and Vassell scored 12 points as the Spurs beat the Raptors 36-25 to take a 103-75 lead into the fourth.


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