The shorthanded Raptors fall to 25-10 after a 25-point loss to the Sixers, who improve to 22-12 following the battle between two of the premier teams in the Eastern Conference.
Toronto entered the night having won its first two meeting with Philadelphia, but Saturday night was the first time star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss a game against them this year. With the win, the Sixers improve their NBA-best home record 15-3.
Follow along below for live score updates, highlights and stats as the Raptors look for their third straight victory…
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Live score updates, highlights and stats
Preview | Box score | Play-by-play
9:53 p.m. - It's a wrap in Philadelphia, as the SIxers earn a 126-101 win over the Raptors to advance to 22-12 on the season.
9:42 p.m. - A turnaround jumper from Ben Simmons brings his season-high total to 26 points (on 11-for-13 shooting) and puts Philadelphia up 23 points.
Timeout on the floor as the Sixers lead 114-91 with 4:14 left to play.
9:32 p.m. - The Sixers come out of the timeout blazing and go on an 7-0 run for their biggest lead of the night.
Timeout Toronto - Philadelphia leads 102-84 with 7:58 left in the game.
9:28 p.m. - Philadelphia calls for a timeout less than two minutes into the fourth quarter as it holds an 11-point lead.
The Sixers are up 95-84 with 10:06 remaining in regulation.
End of Third Quarter: 76ers 91, Raptors 79
9:20 p.m. - After trailing by as many as 16 points in the third, the Raptors but were able to cut the deficit to six with 1:17 remaining in the frame. The Sixers responded with six straight points to end the quarter with a 12-point lead.
Joel Embiid still leads the way with a game-high 27 points while the Raptors are lead by Pascal Siakam's 24 points.
Ben Simmons is approaching triple-double territory with 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Kyle Lowry has scored 20 points to go along with his five rebounds and five assists in 28 minutes of action.
9:07 p.m. - After the Sixers built a 16-point lead, the Raptors respond with six straight points to bring it back to a 10-point game.
Philadelphia calls for a timeout as Kyle Lowry's 3-pointer brings its lead down to 79-69 with 7:15 remaining and Lowry now has 18 on the night.
8:58 p.m. - The 76ers come out firing and open the half with an 8-2 run to build a 12-point lead in the first two minutes of the third quarter.
Timeout Toronto as Philadelphia leads 73-61 with 10:10 remaining in the third.
Halftime: 76ers 65, Raptors 59
8:40 p.m. - The Sixers take a six-point into the half courtesy of a 3-pointer from Furkan Korkmaz with 2.9 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
It's been a back-and-forth between countrymen Joel Embiid and Pascal Siakam, who both reached the 20-point plateau in the first 24 minutes of action.
Fellow countrymen Joel Embiid (23 PTS) & Pascal Siakam (20 PTS) pace the 1st half scoring in Philly! #HereTheyCome #WeTheNorth @NBATV pic.twitter.com/E6dJLZcfW2- NBA (@NBA) December 23, 2018
Joel Embiid has a game-high 23 points (on 8-for-11 shooting) to go along with six rebounds while Siakam leads Toronto with 20 points (on 9-for-17 shooting), five rebounds and two assists.
Kyle Lowry (12 points) and Fred VanVleet (10 points) combined to score 22 points in the half, but the Raptors were outscored 35-29 in the second frame.
Ben Simmons has 12 points (on 5-for-6 shooting), seven rebounds and four assists so far while Jimmy Butler has scored 10 points as well.
8:26 p.m - Another run, another timeout.
Ben Simmons' dunk makes it an 8-2 run for the Sixers, who tie things up at 47 midway through the second. Simmons is up to 12 points on the night and is one of Philadelphia's three players in double-figures as Joel Embiid is up to 16 points and Jimmy Butler has 10 points.
Pascal Siakam's 13 points lead the way for the Raptors, who have also seen Kyle Lowry (10 points) and Fred VanVleed (10 points) reach double figures.
8:16 p.m. - After the Sixers open up the quarter with four straight points, the Raptors ring off an 8-0 run capped by this open-floor dunk from Pascal Siakam, who now has 11 points on the night.
No catching Speedy P pic.twitter.com/jaDpaJF9wV- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 23, 2018
Toronto leads 38-33 with 10:13 left in the quarter.
End of First Quarter: Raptors 30, 76ers 29
8:10 p.m. - The first quarter ended with plenty of excitement.
After the Raptors used a 10-0 run to take a 25-18 lead, the Sixers responded with a 9-0 run of their own before things evened back out.
An impressive halfcourt heave from J.J. Redick was ruled no good and Toronto takes a one-point lead into the second frame thanks to a game-high 10 points from Kyle Lowry.
Just a kid from North Philly pic.twitter.com/Txx0xZtaUH- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 23, 2018
The Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons-Jimmy Butler trio has combined for 25 of the Sixers 29 points through one.
.@JoelEmbiid from end to end! pic.twitter.com/yFqgsdRJdV- Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) December 23, 2018
8:00 p.m. - Things are tied at 18 with 3:23 left in the first as the Raptors call the second timeout of the night.
Pascal Siakam has joined in on the fun as he's scored nine of Toronto's 18 points, including this finish
Now you see me, now you don't pic.twitter.com/sOH7Q5HNfj- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 23, 2018
7:49 p.m. - We've reached our first break in the action as the Sixers call for time.
Behind five early points from Pascal Siakam, the Raptors lead 13-11 with 6:54 remaining in the first quarter. Kyle Lowry is returning to form, as he has two points, three rebounds and two assists early on.
In-rhythm.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 23, 2018
Ben Simmons is leading the way for Philly thus far with five points, three rebounds and an assist.
7:41 p.m. - That didn't take long.
Danny Green draws a foul on a jump shot three seconds into the game to get the Raptors out to a very early 2-0 lead.
7:30 p.m. - The Sixers will go with a starting lineup of Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, Mike Muscala and Joel Embiid.
Starting 5⃣ vs @raptors@JimmyButler @mikemuscala @JoelEmbiid- Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) December 23, 2018
JJ Redick@BenSimmons25@DraftKings | #HereTheyCome
6:50 p.m. - With Kyle Lowry and Danny Green back in action, they are joined by OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Greg Monroe in the starting lineup.
Tonight's starting 5. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/Xp0L6TcDQ4- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 22, 2018
6:10 p.m. - According to multiple reports, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green will return to the lineup tonight.
Lowry and Green, previously listed as questionable, will both play in Philly tonight, per @TimBontemps.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) December 22, 2018