Amir Johnson earned his fifth double-double this season, scoring 17 points and registering 10 rebounds, to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-100. Toronto (8-13) picked up the win after falling to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.
Johnson finished 8-11, in what was an efficient performance. Other top performers for Toronto were DeMar DeRozan with 27 points and 6 assists, Terrence Ross with 24 points and 5 rebounds, and Jonas Valanciunas with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Despite the loss, Tony Wroten put up 23 points for Philadelphia on 8-17 shooting, including 5-8 from behind the arc. Evan Turner contributed 21 points and 10 rebounds and Thaddeus Young finished with 18 points and 5 rebounds.
As expected, the 76ers offense, which averages the most errors in the NBA (TO% of 17.1%), struggled with 17 turnovers against a Toronto defense that forces the second-most (opponents' TO% of 22.5%).
Philadelphia (7-17) has now lost five consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Raptors square off with the Chicago Bulls, who are 8-12 on the year. The 76ers match up with the Portland Trail Blazers, currently 19-4 this season. The Raptors have a 0-1 record against Chicago this season.
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