NBA Daily: 76ers Thwart Defending Champs Raptors 110 – 104 to Stay Unbeaten at Home
By Reylan Loberternos
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
Boracay Island, Philippines – The Philadelphia 76ers kept their home record unblemished at 12 straight, as they beat the defending champions Toronto Raptors 110-104 on Sunday night (Monday morning, Philippine time) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tobias Harris topscored for Philadelphia with 26, while rookie guard Matisse Thybulle had an excellent all-around performance netting career-high 20 markers, to go along with 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, and 5-for-8 shooting from behind the arc.
Ben Simmons added 16 points, 11 boards, and 9 dimes, while Joel Embiid, who almost cost them the game with 3 consecutive turnovers of the 7 the team committed with over six minutes left, only managed to score 10 across his name.
Philadelphia dominated in the first 3 quarters, including half of the final canto, where they led by as much as 20 points. Toronto, however, outscored them 36-24 in the final frame and gave them a scare.
Kyle Lowry, who played in his second game back from a broken thumb injury, led the Raptors with 26, while OG Anunoby had a double-double of 19PTS and 10REBS.
The Raptors, who dropped to a 15-7 win-loss card at 5th place in the Eastern Conference, will next face the Bulls in Chicago on Monday night (Tuesday morning, Philippine time).
Meanwhile, the 76ers, who improved to a 17-7 win-loss card and sit at 4th place in the Eastern Conference, will host the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning, Philippine time).
How they scored:
76ers 110 – Harris 26, Thybulle 20, Simmons 16, Horford 11, Ennis III 11, Embiid 10, Scott 8, Neto 5, Kokmaz 3
Raptors 104 – Lowry 26, Anunoby 19, Siakam 16, Ibaka 12, Hollis-Jefferson 12, Powell 8, Davis 6, Boucher 3, VanVleet 2
AROUND THE LEAGUE:
(Road Team – Home Team)
DEN 102 – 105 BKN
ATL 122 – 107 CHA
CHI 105 – 110 MIA (OT)
TOR 104 – 110 PHI
LAC 135 – 119 WSH
SAC 110 – 106 DAL
OKC 108 – 96 POR
MIN 125 – 142 LAL
GAMES TODAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 CT
LAC @ IND 8:00 AM CT
CLE @ BOS 8:30 AM CT
SAC @ HOU 9:00 AM CT
ORL @ MIL 9:00 AM CT
DET @ NOP 9:00 AM CT
TOR @ CHI 9:00 AM CT
MIN @ PHX 10:00 AM CT
OKC @ UTAH 10:00 AM CT
MEM @ GSW 11:30 AM CT
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