Toronto Raptors 125 Philadelphia 76ers 121
The Raptors improved to 6-1 inside the NBA bubble on Wednesday night with a win over the 76ers.
Toronto struggled defensively in the absence of Serge Ibaka who sat out on Wednesday with knee soreness.
The Raptors gave up 121 points to the Sixers on Wednesday night.
The Sixers who were without their two all-stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embid put forth a good effort against Toronto.
Wednesdays point total is the second highest scored against Toronto inside the bubble.
The Raptors who normally protect the three point line so well gave up seventeen threes to Philadelphia.
Torontos ability to take care of the ball and score in the paint was their saving grace on Wednesday.
The Raptors out scored Philadelphia in the paint 42-34.
Toronto forced the Sixers into 17 turnovers on Wednesday while limiting themselves to just 12 on the night.
Kyle Lowry led the way for Toronto scoring 19 points in 25 minutes of play.
Canadian Chris Boucher had another strong game off the bench for Toronto scoring 19 points while grabbing 9 rebounds.
The high man for Philadelphia was Tobias Harris who dropped 22 points in 25 minutes of play.
The Raptors shot just 67 per cent from the free throw line on Wednesday going 27-40 from the charity strike.
With the Raptors win the eastern conference playoffs are now officially set.
Toronto will face the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
The playoffs are set to begin on August 17th. With the potential play in games being played on August 15th.
The Raptors are 3-1 versus the Nets this season.
Toronto will play its final game of the regular season restart on Friday against the Denver Nuggets.
Tip off is 1:30pm EST.