TOBIAS Harris had 12 his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Philadelphia 76ers held on to defeat the Toronto Raptors 109-102 Tuesday night at Tampa.
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid added 18 points and 12 rebounds to end a streak of 14 straight games in which he had scored at least 25 points.
Furkan Korkmaz scored 16 of his season-best 19 points in the first quarter for the 76ers, who ended a string of 16 straight regular-season road losses to Toronto. Ben Simmons added 15 points and Shake Milton and Danny Green each scored 11.
The 76ers gained a split in the two-game set and stopped the Raptors’ winning streak at four games. Philadelphia has won two of three against Toronto.
Norman Powell had 24 points for the Raptors and Pascal Siakam added 22. Fred VanVleet had 12 points, Aron Baynes had 11 and Chris Boucher and OG Anunoby each scored 10 points.
The 76ers, who led by as many as 21 points in the second quarter, took a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter.
Simmons started the fourth with a jumper that bumped the lead to 16. The Raptors trimmed the lead to six on Boucher’s 3-pointer with 5:07 left.
Philadelphia responded with seven straight points. Embiid scored on a tip in and then made two free throws to stretch the lead to 15 points with 1:41 to play. — Reuters