Final

Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 1/8

Game 1: Friday, January 8th
Raptors108Final
76ers106
Game 2: Wednesday, February 10th
76ers93Final
Raptors104
Game 3: Sunday, March 7th
76ers114Final
Raptors101
Game 4: Saturday, April 3rd
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OT
76ers123

76ers 114

(23-39, 13-20 away)

Raptors 101

(32-29, 22-10 home)

    Coverage: CBC/CSN

    12:00 PM ET, March 7, 2010

    Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

    1 2 3 4 T
    PHI 24 31 34 25114
    TOR 24 23 28 26101

    Top Performers

    Phi: T. Young 32 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Tor: J. Jack 20 Pts, 9 Ast, 4 Stl

    76ers sharp behind arc to end five-game skid with win over Raptors

    Associated Press

    TORONTO -- Even the return of All-Star Chris Bosh couldn't help the Toronto Raptors.

    Thaddeus Young scored a career-high 32 points, Jrue Holiday had 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Raptors 114-101 on Sunday to snap a five-game losing streak.

    "Today was just a great day," Young said. "My teammates were looking for me and they put me in different positions."

    Bosh returned from a seven-game absence to finish with 12 points and 12 rebounds, but the Raptors still lost for the fifth time in six games.

    "They were more focused than we were," Bosh said.

    Raptors coach Jay Triano was more blunt.

    "We weren't very good," Triano said.

    Bosh was back after being sidelined for six games with a sprained left ankle and missing Friday's win over New York with a severe stomach virus that forced him to spend several hours in a hospital. He was briefly knocked out of this one after falling early in the fourth but returned to the court after getting his ankle re-taped.

    "I felt pretty good," Bosh said. "It's going to take some time. I've still got to get my legs under me. Once I get my legs and my strength back, I think I'll be fine."

    The Raptors, however, aren't so fine, and find themselves struggling to hold on to a playoff spot as they depart for a four-game West Coast trip.

    "We've got to do a better job of getting our minds ready for the games," guard Antoine Wright said. "I don't know what it's going to take but something has to happen right now because we can't afford to lose games like this.

    "There's not that much margin for error right now," Wright added. "You lose a game like this, you can go from fifth to seventh or even eighth. You don't want to be fighting to get back in the hunt. We've got to figure some things out."

    Andre Iguodala had 16 points and matched a season-high with 10 assists, Elton Brand had 12 points and nine rebounds and Louis Williams scored 12 for Philadelphia.

    The 76ers went 9 for 12 from 3-point range, including three by Young.

    "Thad made his 3's and I felt that jump-started us," 76ers coach Eddie Jordan said.

    Jarrett Jack had 20 points and nine assists for Toronto.

    Iguodala gave a meaningful look at the Raptors bench after his fadeaway jumper in the fourth quarter put the 76ers up nine points, 96-87.

    "Guys were talking trash behind me as I was going up," Iguodala said. "[Former 76ers forward Reggie Evans] is one of those guys that talks a lot of trash. He was beating us up a little bit when he was in the game so I had to try and get him back somehow."

    Jose Calderon made a 3-pointer to get Toronto within six, but Williams answered with a layup. Holiday then made a 3-pointer from the corner and converted a driving layup to increase Philadelphia's lead to 107-94 with 2:33 left.

    Young started in place of Samuel Dalembert, who began the game on the sideline after arriving late to a team meeting before the tip. Dalembert had started every game this season.

    "It was pretty early but that's OK, everybody else showed up," Jordan said.

    Sonny Weems, who scored a career-high 20 points Friday, started for Toronto with Hedo Turkoglu sidelined by an injured left ankle. Weems finished with 10 points against the 76ers.

    Philadelphia's Marreese Speights had to be helped to the locker room after spraining his right knee in the second quarter. Speights was driving to the basket when he stepped on Bosh's foot, then fell over and lay on the court clutching his knee. X-rays were negative but Speights did not return.

    The 76ers closed the second quarter with a 7-0 run to take a 55-47 lead into halftime.

    Game notes


    Young's previous career high was 31, against Chicago on March 13, 2009. ... Calderon received a technical foul for arguing in the second. ... The 76ers had 15 assists on 23 field goals in the first half. ... Bosh did not attempt a free throw for just the second time this season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PHI
    TOR
    Points 114 101
    FGM-FGA 45-81 (.556) 43-84 (.512)
    3PM-3PA 9-12 (.750) 7-18 (.389)
    FTM-FTA 15-19 (.789) 8-12 (.667)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 12-38 11-34
    Assists 25 23
    Turnovers 19 18
    Steals 8 10
    Blocks 6 5
    Fast Break Points 30 22
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 19 (2/0)
    Largest Lead 15 2

    Top Performers

    Philadelphia
    Toronto
    Thaddeus Young Young
    Points: 32
    Reb: 5
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 4
    Blk: 0
    Jarrett Jack Jack
    Points: 20
    Reb: 0
    Ast: 9
    Stl: 4
    Blk: 0