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Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry lead Raptors to 12-point win over Sixers

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Kyle Lowry (NBA Getty Images)

Despite a late rally, the Toronto Raptors (39-16) earned a 12-point win over the Philadelphia 76ers (34-20) Tuesday night.

With the win, Toronto wins the season series over its division foe - a huge tiebreaker as it now have a 4.5 game lead in the standings over Philly.
Philadelphia, who has one of the league's best home-court advantages, falls to 21-6 this season at the Wells Fargo Center. Toronto, who is now 17-11 on the road this season, suffered a 25-point loss in its first visit to Philly in Dec.

If you missed any of the action, check below for everything from the Raptors big win.

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Box score | Play-by-play

Final: Raptors 119, Sixers 107

10:40 p.m. - Toronto advances to 39-16 on the season with a road victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, who have only lost six times at home this season.

After missing one game for precautionary reasons, Kyle Lowry returned to the lineup and finished the night with 20 points and six assists. The Raptors All-Star point guard sank five of his nine 3-point attempts on the night. Lowry, Kawhi Leonard (24 points) and Serge Ibaka (20 points) led the way for the Raptors offence that benefitted from a big scoring first half.

Joel Embiid led Philadelphia with a game-high 37 points and Ben Simmons added 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists on the night.

Toronto led by as many as 21 points on the night and held off Philly's fourth-quarter rally to escape with a 12-point win.

10:32 p.m. - A bizarre play in transition results in a Sixers steal and a Joel Embiid dunk.

Embiid has 37 points and Philly trails 112-105 with 3:47 remaining.

Timeout Raptors.

10:25 p.m. - Joel Embiid is taking over for Philly.

The All-Star centre is now up to 35 points on the night after he hits a turnaround jumper to make it a seven-point game.

Raptors lead 108-101 with 6:59 left.

10:23 p.m. - The Sixers aren't going down without a fight.

Joel Embiid converts an and-one to cut the deficit to nine points with 7:29 remaining in the game. Things could get interesting late.

10:15 p.m. - Greg Monroe wrangles a loose ball and finishes a layup to put the Raptors back up 18 points with 10:10 remaining in regulation.

Brett Brown quickly calls for timeout as the Sixers trail 104-86.

End of Third Quarter: Raptors 100, Sixers 82

10:09 p.m. - Norman Powell gets a layup in the closing seconds of the quarter to put the Raptors up 18. They're 12 minutes away from taking a 3-1 season series lead.

9:55 p.m. - A floater from Pascal Siakam puts the Raptors up 87-73, forcing 76ers head coach Brett Brown to take a timeout. Toronto is weathering the storm with Serge Ibaka on the bench.

9:46 p.m. - To answer the last question: sort of. Toronto's lead is down to 12 points, with Philadelphia opening the third quarter on a 14-9 run.

9:38 p.m. - Serge Ibaka picks up his fifth foul of the game and is replaced by Greg Monroe. Is this when the 76ers make their run?

Halftime: Raptors 72, Sixers 55

9:19 p.m. - One half is in the books and the Raptors head into the locker room with a 17-point lead after putting forth their best scoring half of the season.

Kyle Lowry has 17 points (on 6-for-10 shooting), Serge Ibaka has scored 16 (on 8-for-11 shooting) and Kawhi Leonard has 12 points as Toronto is shooting 52.1 percent from the field as a team.

Joel Embiid's 19-point, seven-rebound first half leads the way for the Sixers. Jimmy Butler has added 12 points while Ben Simmons has nine points, four rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes of action.

9:07 p.m. - The Raptors lead is up to 19 points and Brett Brown calls for a timeout as his team trails 64-45 with 4:07 remaining in the half.

Kyle Lowry's 17 points lead the way for the Raptors while Joel Embiid has 13 points to go along with five rebounds to lead the Sixers.

8:58 p.m. - Timeout Raptors as they lead 49-34 with 8:13 left in the second.

Toronto has held on to its double-digit lead by forcing turnovers and converting them into points - the Raptors have scored 15 points off of seven Sixers turnovers in the first 16 minutes of action.

8:50 p.m. - Brett Brown calls for a timeout 49 seconds into the second frame as the Raptors score four quick points to get out to a 16-point lead.

It's 44-28 with 11:11 remaining in the half.

End of First Quarter: Raptors 40, Sixers 28

8:45 p.m. - The Toronto Raptors shoot 61.9 percent from the field in the first quarter to get out to a 12-point lead over the Sixers.

Kawhi Leonard leads a balanced Raptors offence with 10 points while Serge Ibaka has scored eight, Norman Powell has seven points and Delon Wright has added six points.

Joel Embiid is pacing Philly's offence with eight points and four rebounds while Jimmy Butler has six points and Furkan Korkmaz has added five.

8:36 p.m. - Toronto calls for a timeout after a transition dunk from Ben Simmons cuts the Sixers deficit to seven points.

It's 28-21 Raptors with 2:59 left in the quarter.

Kawhi leonard has scored a game-high eight points while Jimmy Butler leads the Sixers with six points so far. Danny Green has now recorded three assists on the night.

8:24 p.m. - A little over five minutes into the game we've reached the first break in the action as Philadelphia calls for time.

The Raptors lead 14-10 with 6:52 remaining in the first.

Serge Ibaka and Joel Embiid lead the way for their respective teams with four points apiece while Kyle Lowry has dished out a game-high three assists.

8:16 p.m. - Things are underway in Philly as Joel Embiid gets the Sixers on the board first with a putback layup.

Pregame

8:00 p.m. - The Sixers will go with a starting lineup of Ben Simmons, Landry Shamet, Jimmy Butler, Mike Muscala and Joel Embiid.

7:15 p.m - With Kyle Lowry returning to action, the Raptors will go with a starting lineup of Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka.

10:15 a.m. - After missing Sunday's win over the Clippers, All-Star guard Kyle Lowry will return to action in his hometown.

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