NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Toronto|
(Wednesday, January 9th)
Final Score: Toronto 90, Philadelphia 72
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Amir Johnson recorded a double-double with 19
points and 12 rebounds, as the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers,
90-72, on Wednesday.
DeMar DeRozan added 19 points for the Raptors, who snapped a two-game skid. Ed
Davis donated 17 points and nine boards, while Jose Calderon scored 14 points
and dished out 11 assists.
"That was an Eastern Conference grinder," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "You
talk about one of the top defensive teams, Doug (Collins) is always going to
coach a tough style of basketball. Our guys did a good job, shorthanded and
grinded it out. Everybody who stepped in tonight did a solid job."
Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young ended with 16 points apiece for the Sixers,
who have lost five straight. Evan Turner tallied 10 points and seven boards.
With the score tied at 14 with 4:50 left in the first quarter, the Raptors
went on a 10-0 run to create some distance. DeRozan capped the surge with a
pair of free throws to make it 24-14.
Philadelphia managed to score the final seven points of the period, cutting
the gap to 24-21.
Toronto scored the first six points of the second stanza to build a 30-21
lead. The Raptors stayed in front and held a 38-30 edge with 4:48 to go, but
Philadelphia scored the next six points to close the gap.
The Raptors took a 42-40 margin into the locker room.
Toronto started to create some distance again late in the third quarter. With
the score tied at 51 with midway through the frame, the Raptors went on an
11-2 run. Calderon tallied six points during the burst, including a long
jumper with 3:19 remaining to make it 62-53.
The home team took a 71-61 margin into the fourth. The Raptors ended the game
on an 8-0 spurt to turn the contest into a rout. Landry Fields capped the
flurry with an alley-oop slam.
"We just had nothing left," Sixers coach Doug Collins said.
Philadelphia fell to 2-1 against Toronto this season ... Raptors guard
Terrence Ross (ankle) and forward Linas Kleiza (knee) missed the game ...
Toronto shot 48.8 percent from the floor, while the Sixers made 39.2 percent
of their shots.
01/10 00:10:07 ET