GAME #71 – TORONTO RAPTORS (39-31) at PHILADELPHIA 76ers (43-26)



Philadelphia 76ers

Bassey, Charles Out G League – On Assignment
Brown Jr., Charlie Out G League – Two-Way
Embiid, Joel Questionable Injury/Illness – Back; Soreness
Powell, Myles Out G League – Two-Way
Springer, Jaden Out Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Soreness / G League Assignment

Toronto Raptors

Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture
Bonga, Isaac Out G League – On Assignment
Champagnie, Justin Out G League – Two-Way
Flynn, Malachi Out Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Strain
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
VanVleet, Fred Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Injury Management

• The Toronto Raptors (39-31) play the first game of a back-to-back set Sunday night against the Philadelphia 76ers (43-26) at Wells Fargo Center. The Raptors visit Chicago on Monday. Toronto’s win streak ended
at five on Friday after losing 128-123 in overtime to the LA Lakers. Scottie Barnes set career-highs with
31 points and 17 rebounds, Gary Trent Jr. scored 23 points and Fred VanVleet had 20. The Raptors are
now 1.0 game behind Cleveland for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Toronto and Philadelphia have
split the first two meetings this season, with the road team winning both contests.
• Scottie Barnes earned his 11th double-double of the season with career highs of 31 points and 17 rebounds Friday against the Lakers. He added six assists in 42 minutes. Barnes became the first rookie
since Blake Griffin (March 23, 2011) to record 30+ points, 15+ rebounds and 5+ assists in a game. His 31
points also tied Vince Carter’s Raptors rookie record for the most scored in a double-double. Carter had
31 points and 11 rebounds as a rookie Apr. 1, 1999 vs. Indiana.
• Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.9 points, and career bests of 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 57 games
this season. Siakam is one of just seven players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0
assists, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Dejounte Murray
and Julius Randle. No Raptor has averaged 20-8-5 over the course of an entire season.
• Precious Achiuwa had 18 points and five rebounds off the bench Friday against the Lakers. Achiuwa has
now scored in double figures in a career-high six straight games (Mar. 9-18). He is averaging 13.0 points
and shooting .484 (30-62) from the field, including .444 (12-27) from three, during this stretch. Achiuwa is
shooting .362 (38-105) from beyond the arc this season after attempting just one three-pointer as a rookie.
• The Raptors outrebounded the Lakers 46-43 on Friday night, including 16-13 on the offensive glass. Toronto (13.4) currently ranks second in the NBA in offensive boards and has +54 (152-98) advantage on the
offensive glass through 10 games in March.
• Scottie Barnes has scored 20+ points 17 times this season – the most by a Raptors rookie since Vince
Carter did it 23 times during the 1998-99 season. Barnes leads all rookies this year having tallied 20+
points and 5+ rebounds in 17 games. Since the All-Star break, Barnes is averaging 19.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and has scored 20-or-more eight times in 13 contests.
• Toronto scored 27 fast break points Friday night, while holding the Lakers to just 11. The Raptors (15.6)
currently rank third in the league in fast break points.
• Gary Trent Jr. finished with 23 points in 41 minutes Friday against the Lakers. Trent Jr. has now scored
20+ points 24 times this season, something he did 23 times in his first three years (2018-21) combined.

• Recorded career highs of 31 points and 17 rebounds Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers; added six assists in 42 minutes.
• Leads all rookies in minutes (35.7), ranks third in scoring (15.5) and rebounds (7.6), and fourth in assists (3.4).
• Has scored 20+ points in three of the last four games (Mar. 12-18), averaging 23.0 points during this span.
• Finished with 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists in 46 minutes Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers.
• Leads the Raptors with a career-best 23 double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 25.7 points and shooting .505 (95-188) from the field through 10 games in March.
• Contributed two points, three rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers.
• Has scored in double figures four times this season (Last: 11 – Mar. 1 vs. Brooklyn).
• Averaging 5.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 18.7 minutes in 19 games as a starter this season.
• Scored 23 points Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers; added three rebounds and three assists in 41 minutes.
• Ranks third in the NBA in both steals (1.80) and total deflections (218).
• Averaging 20.8 points and shooting .400 (108-270) from beyond the arc in 32 road games this season.
• Finished with 20 points, three rebounds and seven assists in 47 minutes Mar. 18 vs. the LA Lakers.
• Leads the NBA in minutes (38.2), ranks second in deflections (222) and third in three-pointers (220).
• Needs 18 three-pointers to tie Kyle Lowry’s single-season franchise record of 238 made threes (2017-18).

2021-22 RECORDS
OVERALL 39-31 23-19 16-12
HOME 17-16 11-9 6-7
AWAY 22-15 12-10 10-5
OVERTIME 2-2 2-1 0-1

Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, March 20
Tip-Off: 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
2021-22 1-1 0-1 1-0
ALL-TIME 59-42 32-18 27-24
STREAKS Lost 1 Lost 2 Won 1
LAST WIN: Nov. 11, 2021 (115-109)
LAST ROAD WIN: Nov. 11, 2021 (115-109)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +34 (Oct. 21, 2017)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -35 (Jan. 7, 2012)
GAME 31 – DECEMBER 28, 2021

TORONTO — Tobias Harris had 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists
for his first career triple-double, Joel Embiid finished with 36 points and 11
rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers hung on to beat the Toronto Raptors 114-109 … Chris Boucher scored a season-high 28 points and
matched his career high with 19 rebounds, but the depleted Raptors lost
their second straight … Pascal Siakam, Gary Trent Jr. and Malachi Flynn
returned for Toronto after being among the 10 players to miss Sunday’s
144-99 loss at Cleveland because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols … Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Isaac Bonga, and
Justin Champagnie remain in the protocols … Siakam scored 28 points
while Trent had 19 … After Toronto took a 78-76 lead on Svi Mykhailiuk’s
3-pointer with 2:02 left in the third, the 76ers responded with a 19-5 run,
including a 10-2 spurt to begin the fourth that was fueled by eight straight
points from Georges Niang … The Raptors battled back, and Trent hit a 3-
pointer with 1:41 remaining to put Toronto up 107-106 … But Harris was
fouled after grabbing the rebound on Trent’s miss with 21 seconds left,
and made two more from the line to put the Sixers up 112-109 … Toronto
missed a chance to take a tying shot when Trent turned the ball over with
six seconds left … … Philadelphia led 55-48 at halftime.
1 2 3 4 TOT
PHILADELPHIA 27 28 30 29 114
TORONTO 24 24 33 28 109

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