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Toronto puts home win streak on the line against Philadelphia

December 27, 2021 GMT

Philadelphia 76ers (17-16, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (14-16, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hosts Philadelphia trying to continue its three-game home winning streak.

The Raptors are 10-10 in conference play. Toronto is fifth in the league with 16.3 fast break points per game led by OG Anunoby averaging 3.9.

The 76ers are 1-6 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia has a 2-3 record in one-possession games.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Raptors won 115-109 in the last meeting on Nov. 12. Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 32 points, and Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers with 33 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: VanVleet averages 3.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Raptors, scoring 20.1 points while shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc. Anunoby is averaging 19.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals over the last 10 games for Toronto.

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Tobias Harris is scoring 18.8 points per game and averaging 7.6 rebounds for the 76ers. Seth Curry is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 5-5, averaging 105.7 points, 44.7 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.3 points per game.

76ers: 5-5, averaging 104.8 points, 39.6 rebounds, 21.9 assists, 7.7 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.9 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Pascal Siakam: out (health and safety protocols), Khem Birch: out (health and safety protocols), Precious Achiuwa: out (health and safety protocols), Fred VanVleet: out (health and safety protocols), Isaac Bonga: out (health and safety protocols), Gary Trent Jr.: out (health and safety protocols), Justin Champagnie: out (health and safety protocols), Scottie Barnes: out (health and safety protocols), Malachi Flynn: out (health and safety protocols), Goran Dragic: out (personal), OG Anunoby: out (health and safety protocols), Dalano Banton: out (health and safety protocols), David Johnson: out (calf).

76ers: Ben Simmons: out (back), Danny Green: out (health protocols), Shake Milton: out (health and safety protocols), Andre Drummond: out (health and safety protocols).

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