Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
TORONTO - It wasn't pretty but it was good enough for the Toronto Raptors' first win in three tries against the Philadelphia 76ers this season. With Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan scoring 19 points each and the defense doing a good job on Sixers guard Jrue Holiday for most of the game, the Raptors came away with a 90-72 victory before a crowd of 15,629 at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday. "We had to grind it out," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. "You are talking about one of the top defensive teams. Doug [Philadelphia coach Collins] is always going to coach a tough team. Our guys did a good job short-handed. Everybody stepped in and did a solid job." The only thing Casey was not pleased with was the Raptors' final two points of the game, an alley-oop dunk by Landry Fields on a pass from Jose Calderon with 15 seconds to play. "You never want to show another team up, and I didn't want them to shoot that last basket," Casey said. "Jose must not have heard me. Those things ...
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