In need of a turnaround as the regular season winds down, the Philadelphia 76ers ran into a red hot Toronto Raptors team on Wednesday night. The Sixers lost by a final score of 99-78, their second loss in a row and third loss in four games.
Philly lost the battle of the boards. Toronto came up with 46 rebounds to just 29 for the Sixers. The Raptors hit nine of their 21 three-point attempts, compared to just three of 12 for the 76ers.
The 76ers hit just 43 percent of their field goals, versus 51 percent for Toronto. Andrea Bargnani led the Raptors with 24 points. He also had five rebounds and two assists. Four other players were in double figures for Toronto, including DeMar DeRozan with 18 points.
Elton Brand and Jrue Holiday both had 20 points for the 76ers.
Philadelphia is currently 2 and a half games ahead of the Knicks for the last two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. They host the Orlando Magic on Saturday and travel to Boston on Sunday.
For more Sixers coverage, check out Liberty Ballers. For more NBA coverage, visit SB Nation's NBA hub.