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The Toronto Raptors extend their winning streak to four games, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers tonight 110-103.
Despite trailing the Sixers entering the final quarter, the Raptors regained the lead 93-92 with over eight minutes remaining in the frame and never looked back. Philadelphia came within five points after a basket courtesy of Joel Embiid with 30.6 seconds on the clock. However, Toronto was able to score once more and maintain control of the ball in the final seconds to close out the victory.
Toronto was 40-81 on field goals and 14-34 from three-point range tonight.
Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam led the way for the Raptors with 23 points each. Chris Boucher was also a threat off the bench, scoring 17 points and finishing the game at +32.
Ben Simmons was Toronto’s biggest threat of the night, scoring 28 points for the 76ers.
Toronto had a 14 point deficit to start the game but responded with 16 unanswered points to finish the first quarter with a 28-24 lead. The Raptors had momentum to start the second, but costly turnovers led to a 55-52 Sixers lead at halftime. The third quarter saw more momentum swings, with Philadelphia leading 84-83 going into the fourth.
Kyle Lowry (thumb) was the only Raptor who was out with an injury tonight. He will remain on the injury report until further notice.
Philadelphia was at full strength after Ben Simmons and Shake Milton were taken off the injury report earlier today.
The 76ers will remain in Tampa Bay for the next two days as Toronto will face Philadelphia in a rematch on Tuesday night. The Raptors will look to stay in the playoff hunt, while the 76ers will try to maintain their eastern conference supremacy.
The game is set to tip-off at 7:30PM EST.