Kelly Oubre Jr. notches a season-best 32 points as the Philadelphia 76ers defeat the Toronto Raptors 135-120

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Kelly Oubre Jr. scored his highest points of the season with 32, while Kyle Lowry contributed 11 points and 10 assists against his former team, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 135-120 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, ending their three-game losing streak.

Cam Payne stepped up with 14 of his 24 points in the final quarter, Tobias Harris added 21 points, and Nicolas Batum scored 19, helping Philadelphia hand Toronto their 13th consecutive loss and their seventh straight defeat against the 76ers.

Oubre made 10 of his 22 shots, including 6 of 11 from beyond the arc, matching his season best. The 76ers set a franchise record with 24 made 3-pointers out of 43 attempts.

76ers coach Nick Nurse praised his team’s ability to respond with crucial 3-pointers whenever Toronto threatened to close the gap. Philadelphia has a perfect 3-0 record this season and an impressive 7-1 record when making 20 or more 3-pointers in a game.

Guard Tyrese Maxey was sidelined for the 76ers due to left hip tightness, prompting other players to step up in his absence.

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Before the game, Nurse provided an update on injured center Joel Embiid, stating that he participated in a light practice on Saturday in Toronto. Embiid has been sidelined since February 6th following knee surgery.

Former Raptors Lowry and Nurse received warm welcomes from the Toronto crowd during player introductions. Gary Trent Jr. led the Raptors with 23 points, while Jordan Nwora added 19 and Kelly Olynyk contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds. However, despite their efforts, the Raptors were unable to overcome the 76ers’ lead.

Toronto has now lost seven consecutive home games and has a dismal 1-14 record against Atlantic Division opponents.

The 76ers took control early, leading 35-27 after the first quarter and extending their lead to 71-55 by halftime. Despite Toronto’s efforts to close the gap, Philadelphia maintained their advantage, leading 101-93 heading into the final quarter.

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