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Amir Johnson had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Jose Calderon added 14 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 90-72 on Wednesday night, handing the slumping 76ers their fifth straight loss.
Landry Fields set season highs with 10 points and 11 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan scored 19 and Ed Davis had 17 for the Raptors, who had lost six of their previous seven meetings with Philadelphia, including three straight.
Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young each scored 16 points and Evan Turner had 10 as the Sixers lost for the 13th time in 16 games. Philadelphia has played 12 of its past 16 on the road, winning just twice.
DeRozan had struggled in his past two games, both Toronto losses, making just seven of 27 field goal attempts. But he was on target in this one, connecting on eight of 13 shots and making all three of his free throws.
The Raptors led 24-14 with 1:17 left in the first but the Sixers closed the quarter with a 7-0 run, including a buzzer-beating jumper by Turner, to make it 24-21 after one.
A jump hook by Fields gave Toronto a 38-30 lead at 4:48 of the second but Philadelphia closed the gap again, cutting it to 42-40 at halftime.
Calderon scored 10 points in the third, hitting on five of six field goal attempts, as the Raptors overcame eight points from Holiday to take a 71-61 lead into the fourth.
NOTES: Toronto C Aaron Gray, who missed Sunday's loss to Oklahoma City because of flulike symptoms, was active again but did not start, with Johnson taking his spot. ... Raptors G Terrence Ross, who left Sunday's game with a sore left ankle, did not dress. ... Fields started for the first time since Nov. 7, replacing Mickael Pietrus. He had seven rebounds in the first quarter, as many as the entire 76ers lineup.
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Gay looks destined to be wearing a new uniform by the February 21 trade deadline. Stein reports that the Raptors are offering Jose Calderon and his expiring contract and Ed Davis.
From a fantasy perspective...
Man, that would suck.
Everything that Toronto touches, turns to ass.
And Rudy Gay is a fun player to watch, but things could change if Toronto has their way:
“Sources told ESPN.com this week that the Raptors — who tried to make a play for Gay before the 2012 NBA Draft — remain seriously “interested” in the Grizzlies’ leading scorer and are trying to assemble trade packages...
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Alan Anderson scored 16 points against his former team, Jose Calderon had 15 and the Toronto Raptors won for the 10th time in 13 games Friday night, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 99-78.
Amir Johnson had 13 points and eight rebounds while Ed Davis had 12 points and eight boards for the Raptors, who led by as many as 24.
Anderson had four of Toronto's 12 3-pointers, while Calderon...