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Raptors hold Embiid scoreless, beat 76ers

The Toronto Raptors held Joel Embiid scoreless for the first time in his career en route to a 101-96 win against Philadelphia on Monday.

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The Toronto Raptors held Joel Embiid scoreless for the first time in his career en route to a 101-96 win against Philadelphia on Monday.

Matt Thomas did not play because of a fractured finger he suffered during the Atlanta game. It turns out that he has a broken finger and will be out approximately four weeks.

The Raptors played an eight-man rotation because of Thomas’ absence. Pascal Siakam led scorers with 25 points, he also had seven rebounds. Fred VanVleet had 24 points and eight assists.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson recorded a double-double in 31 minutes with 16 points and 10 boards. OG Anunoby scored 12, and Terence Davis had 11.

Josh Richardson had 25 points for the 76ers. Tobias Harris scored 18 and Al Horford recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Mike Scott scored 12 off the bench. Ben Simmons had 10 points, 14 assists and nine boards.

Toronto’s emphasis was on defence for the whole game, as they focused on shutting down Joel Embiid. That task was taken care of by Siakam and Marc Gasol. Both players had two blocks each.

The Raptors clawed their way back after being down two possessions in the fourth quarter.

Toronto will host the New York Knicks on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.


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Davis scores career-high in Raptors win over Bulls

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Chicago Bulls 129-102 on Sunday.

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The Toronto Raptors defeated the Chicago Bulls 129-102 on Sunday.

Toronto shot 56 per cent from the field. Terence Davis recorded a career-high 31 points. He shot 12-15 from the field, including six three-pointers.

Pascal Siakam scored 17 points and had nine rebounds. Serge Ibaka had 16 points, six boards and three blocks.

Chris Boucher had 15 points off the bench, Kyle Lowry had 14 points and six assists. Fred VanVleet scored 14 and had eight dimes.

Thaddeus Young led Chicago scorers with 21 points. Zach LaVine was limited to 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Sophomore Chandler Hutchinson scored 17 points. Ryan Arcidiacono and Coby White scored 12 points apiece.

Here are some Raptors highlights of the night:

Head coach Nick Nurse was named Eastern Conference coach of the month on Monday.

The Raptors host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.


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Raptors defeat Cleveland to win 9th straight game

The Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-109 on Thursday.

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The Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-109 on Thursday.

Kyle Lowry was named an all-star reserve prior to the game, he will participate in the game for a sixth straight time.

Lowry scored 23 points, and had five assists and five rebounds on Thursday. Marc Gasol dealt with a hamstring injury, Serge Ibaka replaced him in the starting five and led Toronto scorers with 26 points.

Pascal Siakam had 19 points and four steals. Norman Powell scored 16 points in 26 minutes of action. Chris Boucher scored 10 points. Fred VanVleet had eight points and 12 assists.

Kevin Love and Collin Sexton scored 23 points apiece for the Cavaliers. Darius Garland had 16 points and eight assists.

Larry Nance Jr. scored 13 points and grabbed 9 boards, while Kevin Porter Jr. also scored 13 points. Brampton native Tristan Thompson had two points and 12 rebounds.

Here are some Raptors highlights of the night:

Toronto ends their back-to-back with a game against the Detroit Pistons on Friday at Little Caesars Arena.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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Raptors hold on for victory in Atlanta

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Atlanta Hawks 122-117 on Tuesday.

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The Toronto Raptors defeated the Atlanta Hawks 122-117 on Tuesday.

A number of NBA teams played afternoon games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day All teams wore special warm-up tops to commemorate the civil rights icon.

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Norman Powell led Raptors scorers with 27 points in 25 minutes of action off the bench. Fred VanVleet scored 20.

Pascal Siakam had 18 points and six rebounds. Marc Gasol had 14 points. Terence Davis scored 12 points. Kyle Lowry had 10 points and seven assists.

Trae Young recorded a double-double, he scored 42 points and had 15 assists. John Collins also recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards.

De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish scored 13 points apiece. Bruno Fernando scored 12 points.

Here are some Raptors highlights against the Hawks (which includes a number of three-pointers):

The Raptors host Atlantic division rival Philadelphia 76ers at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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