Philadelphia (8-35) has dropped 4 straight games and have failed to top 100 points in their last 20 games.
As easy as it was for the 76ers to score in the first quarter, it was quite the different story in the 2nd where they only put up 11 total points. The Raptors opened the quarter with 8 unanswered points, tying it up at 30 forcing Coach Brown to call a timeout. With just over 5 minutes passed, the Raptors took their first lead, 35-33 on a three-pointer from Patrick Patterson. Philly entered halftime down 48-41.
Despite blowing a large lead and being down to a superior team, the Sixers kept the fight up in the second half. A three from Hollis Thompson brought the 76ers within 1 point at the end of the 3rd quarter. A beautiful dish from Carter-Williams led to Noel jam to knot the contest up at 68 a piece with 9:08 remaining. The Sixers would then take the lead after made shot from Mbah a Moute.
Philadelphia kept Toronto scoreless for 4 minutes during a 10-0 run putting the 76ers up 77-68. But that's when Lowry decided to turn it on and scored the next 13 points for Toronto tying it up at 81 with 2:49 left in the game. The Sixer had the chance to put themselves ahead, but MCW's pass was picked off and Toronto took advantage at the free throw line. Final score: 91-86.
Philly inconsistent offense shot 38% from the floor but hit 15 of their 18 attempts from the line. The 76ers both outrebounded and outscored the Raps in the paint but where hurt by their 18 turnovers.
RoCo led the Sixers with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Michael Carter-Williams added 12 points and dished out 9 assists while swiping 4 steals. Nerlens Noel recorded his 6th double-double finishing with 12 points and 14 boards. KJ McDaniels added 5 rebounds and 5 assists to go with 14 points.
Lowry scored 17 of his 21 points in the final quarter as well as added 5 assists and 3 steals. Patterson recorded 14 points and secured 13 rebounds off the bench.
It was discovered that Tony Wroten, who's missed the last 6 games for the Sixers, has a partially torn ACL that will need surgery. This will keep him out indefinitely, likely the remainder of the season.
The 76ers will have a tough matchup against the Grizzlies (30-12) on Saturday.
By: Matt Ryan