76ers once again sputter out late, fall to Raptors 115-109
Despite a strong showing early on, the 76ers once again sputtered out in the closing minutes, falling to the Toronto Raptors 115-109. Tyrese Maxey has been outright dominant these last two games, and the league has noticed, dropping 33 points last night on 12/19 shooting.
What is arguably one of Maxey’s most impressive stats is his incredibly low turnover rate. Playing 40 minutes on Thursday, Tyrese Maxey had just two turnovers, averaging just 1.5 per game to start the season. For comparison, Ben Simmons averaged three a game last year for the 76ers.
Andre Drummond had one of his worst games offensive, having just four points on 2/8 shooting. Despite that, Drummond came up huge in the clutch, having a phenomenal clean block on Precious Achiuwa in the final two minutes.
Tobias Harris returned from COVID and looked a bit rusty, but that was expected, having 19 points on 18 shots while dishing out seven assists. Philadelphia’s bench was average, but Furkan Korkmaz struggled from deep, making just three of his ten shots from beyond the arc.
Toronto had three players over 20 points, with Fred VanVleet leading the way with 32. The 76ers now move to 8-5 on the season and begin their length road trip tomorrow night against the Indiana Pacers.
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