The Philadelphia 76ers provided a reminder of just why they're the East's top seed as they earned a seven-point win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
The Sixers, who were led by 23 points from Tobias Harris, snapped the Raptors' four-game win streak.
Check below for updates from throughout the night…
Final: 76ers 109, Raptors 102
9:53 p.m. - No quit in the Raps.
Toronto continues to apply the pressure as Philadelphia leads 106-100 with 21.6 seconds left in regulation.
It is a wild finish, indeed.
9:39 p.m. - The Sixers respond.
Philadelphia leads 96-83 with 3:43 remaining.
Does Toronto have one last push?
9:33 p.m. - Toronto just keeps chipping away!
A triple from Chris Boucher cuts the deficit to six as the Sixers lead 89-83 with 5:05 remaining in regulation.
The Raptors have outscored the 76ers 18-4 to open the fourth quarter to make things very interesting.
We're headed towards quite the final minutes of the game.
9:25 p.m. - There's no quit in the Raptors, who have brought the game back within single digits.
Thanks to a few hustle plays Philly now leads 81-73 with 8:08 left in regulation.
Buckle up, this one could get wild.
End of Third Quarter: 76ers 79, Raptors 65
9:16 p.m. - Philly withstands a few runs from Toronto to take a double-digit lead into the fourth.
Joel Embiid is just 2-for-11 from the field but is up to 13 points in the game thanks largely in part to his 8-for-8 shooting from the line.
Defensively, the Raptors have been sound, holding the Sixers to just 42 points after a porous first quarter.
On the offensive end, Norman Powell is leading the way with 18 points on 6-for-14 shooting bu Fred VanVleet's inability to get going has been an issue as he's now got four points on 2-for-12 (16.6 percent) shooting.
9:00 p.m. - Toronto cut it as close as six points but Philadelphia has created some more breathing room.
The Sixers lead 64-51 with just over six minutes remaining in the third.
Timeout on the floor.
Halftime: 76ers 55, Raptors 42
8:30 p.m. - Toronto is chipping away as it enters the half within relative striking distance.
After trailing by as many as 21 points, the Raptors trail by just 13 points.
Furkan Korkmaz has cooled off but still leads all scorers with 16 points despite not scoring in the second frame. Tobias Harris is up to nine points to help pace Philadelphia's offence.
For the Raptors, Norman Powell (12 points) and Pascal Siakam (10 points) are leading the scoring charge. Toronto is shooting just 4-for-17 (23.5 percent) from beyond the arc and Fred VanVleet has yet to get going offensively.
The Raps have some things to clean up but can get back in this one if they do.
8:20 p.m. - It's been mostly Sixers but the Raptors are trying to claw back into things.
Philly leads 50-34 with 4:17 left in the first half.
Pascal Siakam is up to a team-high 10 points for the Raptors while Furkan Korkmaz still leads the Sixers despite not scoring in the second frame.
It's been a relatively quiet night for Joel Embiid, who has just four points (on 1-for-5 shooting) in 12 minutes of action.
End of First Quarter: 76ers 37, Raptors 18
8:05 p.m.: It's been all Philadelphia so far, as the Sixers take a 19-point lead into the second period.
Furkan Korkmaz is the hot hand in this one as he leads all scorers with 16 points as he's shooting 4-for-6 from behind the arc early on. As a team, Philly is shooting 7-for-12 (58.3 percent) from deep.
Toronto, on the other hand, is shooting 2-for-8 (25.0 percent) from deep and is led by eight points from Norman Powell.
7:48 p.m. - We're nearing the midway point of the first quarter and Philadelphia has taken command early, using a 10-0 run to build a nine-point lead.
Sixers lead 17-8 with 6:29 remaining in the first.
Furkan Korkmaz, who has knocked down two triples, has scored a game-high-tying six points. Norman Powell leads the way for the Raptors with six points of his own.
7:30 p.m. - Starting for Philly: Ben Simmons, Danny Green, Furkan Korkmaz, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid.
Tonight's starting five:- Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 24, 2021
• @BenSimmons25#HereTheyCome | @RothmanOrtho pic.twitter.com/GA2tkP9Dbx
7:00 p.m. - With Kyle Lowry out, Toronto will again go with a starting lineup of Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, DeAndre' Bembry, OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam.
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/o0S9dkMEiF- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) February 24, 2021
5:55 p.m. - After initially being listed as questionable, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will miss his fourth consecutive game with a thumb injury.
Lowry is OUT again tonight.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) February 23, 2021