Raptors turn back 76ers 110-103 for 4th straight win
Published Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:23PM EST
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) celebrates with guard Norman Powell (24) after the team defeated the Philadelphia 76ers during an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
TAMPA, FLA. -- Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet each had 23 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 110-103 for their fourth straight victory Sunday night.
Chris Boucher scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for Toronto, hitting three 3-pointers as the Raptors opened the period on a 15-8 surge to take the lead for good.
Joel Embiid, coming off a 50-point game against Chicago on Friday night, had 25 points and 17 rebounds for the 76ers, who lost their fourth consecutive road game. Embiid made only six of 20 shots from the field, and the Sixers went 5 for 21 in the fourth quarter.
Ben Simmons paced Philadelphia (20-11) with 28 points and nine rebounds.
The 76ers led 55-52 after an 18-point first half by Simmons, who had missed two games with a stomach virus after scoring 42 points in a loss at Utah.
The Raptors had erased an early 14-point deficit by hitting five 3-pointers - four by Van Vleet - in a span of 2 1/2 minutes.
76ers: G Shake Milton played 28 minutes after missing five games with a left ankle injury. ... Embiid went 12 for 14 at the foul line in his 14th straight game shooting nine or more free throws.
Raptors: G Kyle Lowry missed his second game with a sprained left thumb. The Raptors are 6-0 without him this season.
76ers: Play the Raptors again Tuesday night in Tampa before four straight home games.
Raptors: Play the 76ers in a rematch before a trip to Miami on Wednesday.