76ers 114, Raptors 109

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FINAL SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 114, TORONTO RAPTORS 109

DATE: DECEMBER 28, 2021 ATTENDANCE: 6,960

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Philadelphia11418-16Embiid – 36Harris – 12Harris – 10
Toronto10914-17Siakam/Boucher – 28Boucher – 19Siakam – 8
KEY RUN

Philadelphia went on a 12-4 run at the start of the fourth quarter to extend its lead to 12, 95-83, with 8:38 remaining – the largest of the game … The Raptors would regain the lead with 1:08 left, but the Sixers would hold Toronto scoreless over its final three possessions.

KEY STAT

Joel Embiid finished with 36 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes, becoming the first Sixers player to post 35 points and 10 rebounds in three consecutive road games (Dec. 20-28) since Charles Barkley in January 1991.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Toronto falls to 14-17 this season and 7-10 at home … The Raptors continue a four-game homestand (Dec. 28 – Jan. 4) Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Chris Boucher tallied a season-best 28 points and a career high-tying 19 rebounds in 38 minutes for his second double-double of the season … Tonight marks just the fourth time Boucher has collected 15+ rebounds … His 19 rebounds was the most collected by a Raptor in a game this season.
  • Pascal Siakam finished with 28 points, six rebounds and a season-high eight assists in 42 minutes … Siakam has now scored 15+ points in three straight games played (Dec. 13-28) … He is averaging 23.0 points and shooting .544 (31-for-57) from the field during this stretch … Siakam made his first start since Dec. 14 after missing two games (Dec.18-26) in the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols.
  • Gary Trent Jr. scored 19 points and added a career-high seven assists in 41 minutes … Trent Jr. returned to the lineup for the first time since Dec. 18 after missing one game in the league’s Health and Safety Protocols.

76ERS NOTES:

  • With the win, Philadelphia improves to 18-16, including 12-8 on the road … Tonight’s victory also snaps a 15-game winless streak at Scotiabank Arena dating back to the 2012-2013 season, the Sixers did defeat Toronto last year in Tampa … Philadelphia will complete this three-game road trip (Dec. 26-30) Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Joel Embiid finished with 36 points, 11 rebounds in 34 minutes for his fourth consecutive double-double (Dec. 20-26) … During this stretch, Embiid is averaging 33.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and is shooting .530 (43-for-81) from the field … The last time Embiid recorded four straight double-doubles was April 14-21, 2021.
  • Tobias Harris tallied 19 points, a season-high 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 36 minutes for his first career triple-double … The last time Philadelphia recorded a triple-double was Ben Simmons (Mar. 17, 2021 vs. Milwaukee).
  • Georges Niang recorded 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-8 3PT) and added three rebounds in 22 minutes … Niang helped Philadelphia’s bench outscore Toronto’s reserves 35-18.

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2021-22 SEASON-SERIES ALL-TIME RECORDS
DATESITERESULT  RAPTORS WINS76ERS WINS
11/11/2021PhiladelphiaW 115-109 Overall:5942
12/28/2021TorontoL 114-109 at Toronto:3218
03/20/2022Philadelphia  at Philadelphia:2724
04/07/2022Toronto     

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