Sixers @ Raptors
Raptors - The Raptors have won four the last five games against the Sixers including the last three matchups. Toronto is looking for their first ever season sweep of the Sixers. DeMar DeRozan is averaging a dominant 31.3 points per game this season against Philadelphia. The Raptors boast the sixth-best record in the NBA since the All Star break going 17-8 in the 25 games. Toronto knows how to put teams away as they are 31-2 this season when leading after three quarters.
6.1 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 0.9 APG
Thompson, 23, was lights out against the Nets dropping a career-high 18 points, on six three-pointers, with two rebounds and one assist. His six threes were the most for a Sixers' rookies since Allen Iverson in 1996-97. In three career games against the Raptors, Thompson is averaging 8.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 0.3 assists.
22.8 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 4.0 APG
DeRozan, 24, put up 23 points and dished out five assists on Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks. DeRozan scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter. He has scored 20 or more points in six of the last seven games, all wins for the Raptors. In 18 career games against the Sixers, DeRozan is averaging 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists.