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Toronto Raptors (21-20) at Philadelphia 76ers (14-28)

January 24th, 2014 at 4:12 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

The Toronto Raptors are in Philadelphia tonight to take on the 76ers in an Atlantic Division battle. The Raptors are coming off a 93-85 win against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, but have dropped two of their last three overall. The Sixers are coming off a four point win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday, but have lost three of their last four. This is the third of four meetings between the teams. The Raptors have won the first two meetings by an average of nine points.

Here are some notes for tonight's game:

  • The Raptors have made it a habit of starting off games slow and are then having to try and muster a comeback. They can't afford to do that tonight on the road against a divisional opponent.
  • Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will be back in his hometown tonight and will try to put on a show for all his family and friends in attendance. Lowry is having a career year averaging 16.1 points per game and 7.3 assists per game.
  • Tyler Hansbrough will be a game-time decision for the Raptors. He has missed the last 11 games with an ankle injury.
  • Sixers guard Tony Wroten is also a game-time decision with an ankle injury.
  • Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross combined to score 51 points in the last meeting between the teams.
  • DeRozan is coming off a career-high 40 points against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
  • Sixers forward Evan Turner is coming off a 34 point, 11 rebound performance on Wednesday against the Knicks. Turner is averaging 18.7 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game this season.

Projected Starters

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas

Philadelphia 76ers: Michael Carter-Williams, James Anderson, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes

Tonight's game starts at 7 pm ET and can be seen on TSN2.

Let's Go Raptors!

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