Toronto faces Philadelphia, aims to break home losing streak

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Philadelphia 76ers (39-35, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (23-50, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto plays Philadelphia looking to break its six-game home losing streak.

The Raptors are 16-29 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto is 10-17 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 13.2 turnovers per game.

The 76ers have gone 26-21 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 42.7 rebounds per game led by Tobias Harris averaging 6.3.

The Raptors average 112.6 points per game, 0.5 more points than the 112.1 the 76ers allow. The 76ers average 11.7 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.7 fewer made shots on average than the 13.4 per game the Raptors give up.

The two teams square off for the fourth time this season. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 121-111 in their last matchup on Dec. 23. Harris led the 76ers with 33 points, and Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 31 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 13.2 points for the Raptors. Kelly Olynyk is averaging 14.1 points over the last 10 games.

Harris is averaging 17.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 23.5 points over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 0-10, averaging 103.0 points, 36.6 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 9.5 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.9 points per game.

76ers: 3-7, averaging 102.5 points, 40.7 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 7.2 steals and 7.0 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.5 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Jakob Poeltl: out (finger), RJ Barrett: day to day (personal), Chris Boucher: out (knee), Scottie Barnes: out (hand), Immanuel Quickley: day to day (personal), Jontay Porter: out (personal reasons), D.J. Carton: day to day (ankle).

76ers: Robert Covington: out (knee), Joel Embiid: out (knee), De'Anthony Melton: out (back).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.