The Toronto Raptors are now losers of three straight.
Despite a 26-point performance from Kyle Lowry, the Raptors suffered a 110-104 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers who, behind 26 points from Tobias Harris, moved to a perfect 12-0 at home in the 2019-20 season.
It's a quick turnaround for Toronto, as it heads to Chicago to take on the Bulls on the second end of a back-to-back.
If you missed any of the action, check below for live score updates, news, highlights and stats from throughout this match between divisional foes,
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Live score updates, news, highlights and stats
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Final: Philadelphia 76ers 110, Toronto Raptors 104
- Full-court pressure. Fouls.
Toronto is putting up a fight as its down five with 10 seconds remaining.
It appears to be too little, too late, though.
- Under a minute remains and it's still a nine-point game.
The Sixers lead 107-98 with 56 ticks remaining.
Philly looks to hold on to remain perfect at home.
- Toronto just doesn't quit.
It's amping up the pressure to make it a single-digit game.
Philadelphia leads 105-96 with just over two minutes remaining.
- The Sixers lead 105-91 with 3:07 left in regulation.
The balanced attack for Philadelphia continues as it has enjoyed the scoring of Tobias Harris (26), Matisse Thybulle (18), Ben Simmons (14), James Ennis III (11), Al Horford (10) and Joel Embiid (10).
Thybulle's 18 points are a career high.
Conversely, the Raptors have seen Kyle Lowry (19), OG Anunoby (17), Pascal Siakam (12), Serge Ibaka (12) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (12) score in double figures.
- We've reached the final stretch of the fourth and the Sixers lead 102-86.
Timeout with 4:10 remaining in the game.
If Toronto wants to make one last push, it will have to be soon.
- Just about four minutes into the final frame, we've got a timeout on the floor.
Philly leads 97-78 with 8:01 left in regulation.
Tobias Harris has scored five points in the quarter to bring his total for the night up to 23 while Ben Simmons (14 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists) inches closer to a triple-double.
OG Anunoby and Kyle Lowry each have scored 17 points to lead the Raptors, who have committed 16 turnovers in the game.
End of Third Quarter: Philadelphia 76ers 86, Toronto Raptors 68
- The 76ers will take an 18-point advantage into the final frame.
It's a balanced attack as five different Sixers (Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons, Matisse Thybulle, Joel Embiid and Al Horford) are all in double figures.
Toronto is shooting poorly from the field (29-for-66) and having a tough time keeping Philadelphia in check (33-for-61).
- Right after the Raptors cut the deficit to 10 points, the Sixers respond with an 8-0 run.
A triple from Matisse Thybulle makes it 71-53 and Toronto calls for another timeout.
Thybulle is up to 12 points in the game and is one of three Sixers in double figures.
- We've got our first timeout of the second half as the Raptors trail by 11.
It's 63-52 with 6:13 remaining in the third.
The efforts of OG Anunoby (17 points) and Kyle Lowry (16 points) have kept things relatively close but the Raptors are still struggling to get over the hump this half.
Tobias Harris is still at 18 points but Ben Simmons (12 points, nine rebounds, five assists) is making his presence felt.
- Norman Powell will open the second half in place of Fred VanVleet, who is out for the game with a right knee contusion.
Update: Fred VanVleet (right knee contusion) will not return tonight.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 9, 2019
Halftime: Philadelphia 76ers 57, Toronto Raptors 42
- Halftime stats:
- Philadelphia takes a big lead into the break thanks to the stellar play of Tobias Harris.
Harris leads all scorers with 18 points (on 7-10 FG) while Ben Simmons has eight points, seven rebounds and five assists. After going scoreless last meeting, Joel Embiid has nine points and four rebounds in the first half.
For Toronto, OG Anunoby leads the way with 15 points (on 6-11 FG) while Kyle Lowry has 10 points, four rebounds and four assists. It was a rough half for Pascal Siakam, who is just 2-for-8 from the field and has scored four points.
- Tobias Harris is cooking. He's got 18 first-half points with his most recent bucket giving the Sixers their biggest lead of the night.
OG Anunoby responds on the ensuing possession with and and-one to cut the deficit back to 10.
Philadelphia leads 52-42 with a minute left in the half.
- After trailing by seven points, a 5-0 run from the Raptors cuts the deficit to two.
Timeout Sixers, who lead 31-29 with 8:44 left in the half.
Kyle Lowry is up to eight points, four rebounds and three assists in the game and is fired up in front of his hometown crowd.
For Philadelphia, Ben Simmons is up to six points, five rebounds and two assists.
End of First Quarter: Philadelphia 76ers 27, Toronto Raptors 22
- The quarter ends with a bang.
Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle knocks down a triple at the buzzer and is fouled by Kyle Lowry for an opportunity for a four-point play, after review.
If the play stands, Philadelphia has an opportunity to take an five-point lead into the second quarter.
Tobias Harris leads all scorers in the first quarter with 11 points while the Raptors are paced by OG Anunoby (eight points) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (seven points).
- Defence leads to offence for the Sixers, who get a transition layup from Ben Simmons after a block from Al Horford.
Incensed, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse calls for time.
With 2:40 left in the first quarter, Toronto leads 18-16 thanks to connecting on four of its first seven 3s.
- Just under seven minutes remain in the first and we've reached our first break in the action.
Toronto leads 12-8 with 6:55 left in the quarter.
OG Anunoby is out to an early eight points to lead all scorers while Tobias Harris leads the way for the 76ers with five points.
Worth noting is Marc Gasol heading to the bench as he's picked up two quick fouls.
- We're underway in Philadelphia.
Tobias Harris gets the Sixers on the board first. Game on.
- With Josh Richardson sidelined, the 76ers are going with a starting lineup of Ben Simmons, Furkan Korkmaz, Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Joel Embiid.
- The Toronto Raptors will start Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol
Tonight's @Invisalign starting lineup. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/pV66NJeBbk- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 8, 2019