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Raptors swarm Embiid, but fall to 76ers

Philadelphia makes 17 3-pointers and Tobias Harris has a big fourth quarter.
Raptors guard Terence Davis, left, and center Aron Baynes double-team 76ers center Joel Embiid, who has an off night. But Philadelphia gets plenty of scoring elsewhere to defeat Toronto.
Raptors guard Terence Davis, left, and center Aron Baynes double-team 76ers center Joel Embiid, who has an off night. But Philadelphia gets plenty of scoring elsewhere to defeat Toronto. [ CHRIS O'MEARA | AP ]
Published Feb. 24
Updated Feb. 24

TAMPA — All-Star center Joel Embiid didn’t get the ball much in the first half Tuesday night, but his Philadelphia teammates made the Raptors pay in a 109-102 victory.

Tobias Harris scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter after the 76ers built a big early lead with long-range shooting, ending Toronto’s four-game winning streak.

“I thought we had a chance for a high-scoring game when they took the ball out of Joel’s hands, but I thought our guys played well,” Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said. “The turnovers (18) hurt us, no doubt, but we made great decisions and that’s how you win games.”

Embiid shot 3-for-13 and finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and six turnovers. Furkan Korkmanz had 19 points and made five of Philadelphia’s 17 3-pointers. The 76ers shot 44.7 percent on 3s while the Raptors were denying Embiid the ball.

“I should have run a better rotation scheme, let’s leave it at that,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said.

Normal Powell led the Raptors with 24 points. Pascal Siakam added 22 and Fred VanVleet had 12 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Ben Simmons had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers.

“I’m the type of guy who can do a lot of things on the floor,” he said. “Defensive player of the year, that’s what I want to win this year, and I should be in it.”

Korkmanz scored 16 in the first quarter and the 76ers led by 21 after Harris’ layup completed a 7-0 run midway through the second quarter.

The 76ers led by 16 early in the fourth quarter, but Terence Davis made three straight baskets and Siakam scored twice on an 18-8 run that got the margin down to six with 5:05 left.

Harris responded with a couple of inside shots and a 3-pointer, and Embid scored on a tip and two free throws to restore a 17-point Philadelphia lead with 1:48 left.

— By DICK SCANLON

PHILADELPHIA (109): Green 3-9 2-3 11, T.Harris 8-12 4-5 23, Embiid 3-13 11-12 18, Korkmaz 5-11 4-4 19, Simmons 5-11 5-6 15, Howard 1-2 0-0 2, Milton 4-10 0-0 11, Scott 1-2 0-0 3, Joe 0-2 0-0 0, Thybulle 3-8 0-0 7. Totals 33-80 26-30 109.

TORONTO (102): Anunoby 4-13 0-0 10, Bembry 1-3 2-2 4, Siakam 9-18 3-3 22, Powell 9-19 4-4 24, VanVleet 4-14 2-3 12, Baynes 5-10 0-1 11, Boucher 4-6 0-0 10, Davis 4-9 0-0 9, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-93 11-13 102.

Philadelphia 37 18 24 30 — 109

Toronto 18 24 23 37 — 102

3-Point Goals—Philadelphia 17-38 (Korkmaz 5-11, T.Harris 3-4, Milton 3-6, Green 3-9, Thybulle 1-5), Toronto 11-37 (Boucher 2-3, VanVleet 2-5, Anunoby 2-7, Powell 2-9, Baynes 1-3, Davis 1-3, Siakam 1-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Philadelphia 54 (Embiid 12), Toronto 38 (VanVleet 8). Assists—Philadelphia 24 (Simmons 7), Toronto 29 (VanVleet 8). Total Fouls—Philadelphia 15, Toronto 20. A—0 (20,500)