PHILADELPHIA -- Jason Richardson's three-point play with 1:54 left put the 76ers ahead to stay Tuesday night, as Philadelphia rallied for a 106-98 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Richardson, who left the game for eight minutes after he sustained a head contusion in the third quarter, snapped a 96-96 tie when he drove the right baseline and scored as he was fouled by Amir Johnson.
Richardson, who scored 21 points, added a 3-pointer on the Sixers' next possession. Thaddeus Young's basket off an offensive rebound capped the decisive 8-0 flurry and gave the Sixers a 104-96 lead with 1:06 left.
Nick Young scored 23 points off the bench to lead the Sixers (7-4), who erased a seven-point deficit in the last 8:47 to win their third straight. Jrue Holiday added 19 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and Thaddeus Young had 18 points.
DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and Andrea Bargnani 22 for the Raptors (3-8), who fell to 1-5 on the road.
Toronto used a 12-0 third-quarter run, to which Bargnani contributed five points, to seize a 76-65 lead. The Raptors led 87-80 on DeRozan's jumper with 8:47 to play in the fourth.
But Nick Young scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, and Thaddeus Young (no relation) added six as the Sixers outscored the Raptors 14-5 over the next 5:30 to go up 94-92 with 3:17 left. The game was tied twice before Richardson's go-ahead three-point play.
Richardson sustained his head injury when Kyle Lowry accidentally stepped on him after the Philadelphia guard fell to the floor with 5:33 left in the third quarter. He didn't return until 9:34 remained in the game.
Toronto's Jose Calderon scored 13 points, all in the first half, and handed out 12 assists.
The Raptors took a 10-point lead early in the game, and they were ahead until the Sixers went on a 9-2 run late in the first half. Holiday's 3-pointer gave Philadelphia a brief 51-48 lead, but Calderon answered with a 3-pointer of his own with 11.8 seconds left to forge a tie at the break.
Holiday finished the first half with 15 points and five assists.
NOTES: Lowry, a native Philadelphian, returned in a reserve role after missing the previous six games with a bruised right foot. "This is home for him," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "He's got about 40 to 50 people coming to the game tonight, so he's excited. But we understand his situation with his health, and we want to make sure we do the right thing for him and the team, for the long term." ... Sixers rookie point guard Maalik Wayns, who like Lowry is a Villanova product, has played 21 minutes to date. "The preacher spoke to him the other day," coach Doug Collins said, referring to himself. "The door slid open, I threw a little water on him, and it was rock and roll." Wayns didn't play Tuesday.