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Raptors rally to defeat visiting Sixers for 16th straight time

Fred VanVleet scored 23 points and had 9 assists as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Philadelphia 76ers, 110-103, in Tampa on Sunday, February 21 (Monday, February 22, Manila time).

Pascal Siakam also scored 23 points for the Raptors and had 7 rebounds and 8 assists.

Chris Boucher scored 11 of his 17 points in the 4th quarter off the bench for the Raptors, who have won 4 straight. Norman Powell added 11 points and OG Anunoby had 10.

Ben Simmons scored 28 points for the 76ers, who have lost 16 straight road games against Toronto.

Joel Embiid added 25 points and 17 rebounds for Philadelphia, Tobias Harris had 13 points and 7 assists, and Seth Curry added 12 points.

Former Raptors player Danny Green fouled out in the 4th quarter with 9 points while matching his career-best with 5 steals.

The 76ers led by as many as 13 points in the 3rd quarter, but their lead was down to a point entering the 4th quarter.

The Raptors took a three-point lead on a DeAndre' Bembry dunk with 8:13 to play.

Boucher stretched the lead to 8 with a putback layup and an Anunoby layup got the lead to 10 points with 4:06 to play.

Anunoby made two free throws with 1:13 to play and the lead was 9 to discourage the 76ers' comeback attempt.

The Raptors finished the 1st quarter on a 20-2 run to lead 28-24.

Harris tied the game at 43 on a layup with 3:47 toplay in the 2nd quarter, and an Embiid three-pointer gave Philadelphia a three-point lead.

Simmons, who had 13 of his 18 first-half points in the 2nd quarter, made a layup to give the 76ers a 55-52 lead at halftime.

Philadelphia scored the first 6 points of the 3rd quarter. Toronto cut the lead to two before Philadelphia took a 13-point lead on a Shake Milton three-pointer with 7:24 left in the 3rd.

Boucher tied the game on consecutive three-pointers in the final two minutes. Philadelphia led 84-83 after 3 quarters.

Kyle Lowry (sprained thumb) missed his third straight game for Toronto. – Rappler.com