After leaning on their defense at the start of this season, the Philadelphia 76ers may have gotten just the breakthrough scoring performances they've needed last time out.
The 76ers will try to build on that showing in Saturday night's visit to the Toronto Raptors, who are hoping to have leading scorer and Philadelphia native Kyle Lowry back in the lineup.
Philadelphia (3-2) scored only 83.3 points per game through its first four contests but managed to earn two wins thanks to a pair of standout defensive efforts. The 76ers recorded an 84-75 victory over Denver during their season opener Oct. 31 and held New Orleans to a franchise low for points in a 77-62 road win Wednesday.
They didn't have as much success containing Boston on Friday but came away with a 106-100 win. Evan Turner had a season-high 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday chipped in 21 points and 14 assists for Philadelphia, which shot 48.8 percent after converting only 38.3 percent of its attempts...