Raptors take out Sixers again

Lowery three’s key to victory

Kyle Lowery fired up six three point shots and made all six en route to his Toronto Raptors defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 122-95 last night.

“Catch ’em and shoot ’em. We have a team where no-one cares who’s the man,” Lowery said.  “On any given night, you can go off for 30 and we’ll all be supportive and happy for you.”

For the Sixers, it was their 4th straight loss but Head Coach Brett Brown had high praise for the Raptors.

“They’ve grown this thing in a way we respect, we want to try 76ersand learn as much as we can in how they’ve done it,” Brown said. “The pieces are solid. It’s way beyond just DeMar. You saw what Kyle did from the perimeter. This is a team that’s built for the playoffs, they’ve been battle-tested, they’ve played together. There hasn’t been erratic player movement, they’ve retained a core.”

The Sixers have little time to regroup as they prepare for a home game against the Orlando Magic tomorrow evening at the Wells Fargo Center.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab your tickets and get out to see your Philadelphia 76ers!

Sixers even their seris with the Celtics 1-1

“We like playing against Boston. We think we match up well against them.” PG Jrue Holiday

The Philadelphia 76er’s used  thier final nine possessions to score 17 points leaving the Celtics scrambling to come back as they did in game one, but the Sixers held them at bay for the one point 82-81 victory.

“Our young guys keep growing,” Philly coach Doug Collins said post game, “and they’re really becoming men.”

For Celtics head man Doc Rivers,  the fact that the team took three quarters off (with the exception of the first 9 points in the game scored by the Celtics) for the game plan to actually materialize on the floor left him disappointed.

“I don’t like the fact that we took, to me, almost three quarters to play the right way, offensively,’’ Celtics coach Doc Rivers said postgame. “Listen, we knew the blueprint before the game. It took us three quarters to get into it.’’

The Celtics had a chance to win the game as they went on to score 32 points in the 4th but down by one point with 1:44 left, they allowed Holiday to dribble the ball until Ray Allen finally fouled him with 14.4 seconds remaining.

“My thinking was it’d be a four-second differential,’’ Rivers said. “There’s no guarantee you’re going to get the rebound – by the time you got the rebound it’s probably three seconds. And then they have a foul to give, so they foul and now you’re down to two seconds. That’s a tough way to score. So, you know, I was hoping we could foul – I wanted to foul two seconds earlier than that, but we didn’t.’’

Be sure to catch Game Three Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eastern time.