Eric Smith

2:19 to go the #Raptors have tied it at 81. Kyle Lowry is doing everything. He has come alive in Q4. #Sixers were up 9 in Q4. new game

Ryan Wolstat

Not sure what happened to the offensive innovations Nick Nurse brought to the Raptors, but the offence is not an offence lately. #chucking

Ryan Wolstat

Kylle Lowry has taken over the game, lifting his teammates on his back. The rest of them, Patterson aside, look like they got kicked in head

Josh Lewenberg

Make that 13 straight Raptor points for Lowry (3 treys, 4 FTs). Tie game.

Josh Lewenberg

After the team went 5:33 without a point, Lowry has scored 10 straight for the Raptors (2 treys, 4 FTs). Sixers lead is down to 2

Ryan Wolstat

They need the shooting Vasquez provides, but he’s a turnstile defensively. Puts ton of pressure on bigs behind him.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors went nearly 6 full minutes without a FG. Lowry's 3-ball (his 1st in 4 attempts tonight) cuts the deficit to 4. 4:54 left

Josh Lewenberg

30-14 Sixers run, Raptors trail by 6 midway through the 4th. Yep.

Ryan Wolstat

There’s something rotten in the state of Raptors.

Eric Smith

the #Sixers on a 5-0 run have tied the game at 68. with 9:07 to play ... long gone is the #raptors 10-pt lead earlier in the night. #RTZ

Paul Jones

#Raptors have picked it up on D. Since 1st qtr Sixers are 11/36 (30.6%) end of 3 Raptors less 62-61 #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors held to 15 points in the 3rd, shooting 30% (0-of-8 from 3). They hit just 1 of their last 12 shots, lead by 1 into the 4th

Eric Smith

the #Raptors lead the #Sixers 63-62 at the end of Q3. TOR scored only 3 points over the final 5:48 of Q3. #RTZ on @fan590 ... Q4 up next.

Tim Chisholm

Matt and Jack's "discussion" of analytics is making me die slowly inside.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry is 2-for-9 and a minus-8 in 27 minutes tonight. Tweet #NBAunBallot to retract your vote.

Payal Doshi

At an establishment downtown where the people beside me are making up their own commentary of the #Raptors/#Sixers game.

Ryan Wolstat

Patterson has five offensive boards already. Averaging three per game over past four, double his season average.

Josh Lewenberg

Knowing he's been in a shooting slump, Patterson had said he's trying to make up production on boards. Has 30 reb & counting over last 3 gms

Eric Smith

60-53 the #Raptors lead the #Sixers with 5:48 to go in Q3. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors say no injury for Amir. Patterson earned second-half start with his play

Ryan Wolstat

Amir Johnson is fine, Casey just happier with Patterson’s play. Patterson’s been great on offensive boards.

Ryan Wolstat

Covington’s like a human pinball, smashing and crashing everywhere. Lowry said something to him after nearly killing him.

Ryan Wolstat

Sick burn RT @Zeisberger: Toews on why Kessel picked second overall: "He's one of the most coachable players out there." #leafs

Ryan Wolstat

I’ll give Sixers fans credit, they pay to see this dreck and atmosphere here is better than it is in many arenas, despite Bad News Bears.

Josh Lewenberg

Two Sixers players just crashed into each other on defence, both of them hitting the deck. This team is next level bad

Eric Smith

patterson starts the 2nd half in place of amir johnson.

Josh Lewenberg

Amir's sitting at end of the bench. Awaiting word on whether this is injury-related or not. Played 10 mins in 1st half (0/3, 0 pts, 3 reb)

Eric Smith

starting KL/GV means 1 always stays on floor when other goes to bench. PP/TH back up JV/AJ. TR/LW wing subs. JJ, for now, gets pinched

Josh Lewenberg

Patterson starts the second half in place of Amir Johnson

Ryan Wolstat

Patterson/Peterson starts second half for Amir. No update yet.

Eric Smith

the #Raptors recover from Philly's 15-0 run to start the game. TOR goes into the half leading the #Sixers 48-41. Q2 was 26-11 for TOR #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan/Lowry in first half vs Memphis on Wednesday: 2-for-14, 4 points. Tonight: 2-for-10, 4 points. Second unit picking up slack

Josh Lewenberg

20 of the Raptors' 48 first-half points have come off the Sixers 14 turnovers.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors 2nd unit (mainly Lou, JJ, Patterson) featuring Greivis has been excellent. Outscoring Sixers bench 29-8

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors trailed by 14 with 1 minute left in the first quarter. They finished the half on a 34-13 run, lead by 7 at the break

Ryan Wolstat

Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez and James Johnson spark Raptors to 48-41 lead at half over truly awful Sixers. Lowry/DeRozan awful nights.

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson with 6 points on 3-of-3 shooting with 2 rebounds and a charge taken in 5 minutes. Your move, Coach. #FreeJJ

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan's now 3-for-25 from the field over last 2+ games. Bigger concern: only 3 FTA over that span, none tonight

Eric Smith

PHI on a 6-0 run has the lead back, 39-38. #Raptors and #Sixers with 3:01 til half. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

Airball layup by DeRozan to go with earlier airball jump shot. Struggling doesn’t begin to describe his play right now.

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson enters for the 1st time. He was wearing a shirt w/ gigantic lion on it pre-game. 1 has nothing to do w/ the other, just saying

Eric Smith

5:02 to go in Q2, the #Raptors now lead the #Sixers 38-33. Since trailing 15-0, TOR is on a 38-18 run. Turnovers (11) killing PHI. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors are on a 21-5 run... where those points have come from... Greivis: 8, Lou: 8, Patterson (or Peterson): 5

Ryan Wolstat

There is no internal issue between James Johnson and the Raptors for those asking. Byproduct of Vasquez starting. No, I’m not a fan of it.

Eric Smith

the #Sixers started the game 15-0 on TOR. Since then, 30-15 #Raptors. 9:46 to go in Q2 and the game is tied at 30. #RTZ on @fan590

Josh Lewenberg

16-2 Raptors run over the last 3:15. Tied at 30. Welcome back Sixers!

Josh Lewenberg

After referring to Patterson as "Patrick Peterson" four times in the first quarter, Sixers PA man finally corrects himself to begin the 2nd

Ryan Wolstat

The Patrick Peterson era is over.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors scored 8 pts in final 1:01 of the Q after totalling 14 pts in first 10:59. Could be worse than 8pt deficit, Sixers have 8 turnovers

Ryan Wolstat

Yes, the Sixers really are that horrible. Even with five threes and just 33% shooting by Raptors, they only lead by eight after a quarter.

Eric Smith

.#Raptors get an 18-foot runner from Vasquez at the buzzer to pull within 8 heading to Q2. #Sixers up 30-22. A ton of work for TOR to do

Josh Lewenberg

Raps offensive woes continue (33% FG, 1/5 3P), though they came on in last 2 mins of 1stQ. D has been just as bad (PHI 55%). Sixers by 8

Josh Lewenberg

Patrick PETERSON with the lay-in. Raptors down 20-7.

Ryan Wolstat

The announcer keeps calling Patrick Patterson Patrick Peterson. Let’s see how long this keeps up

Eric Smith

PHI got off to a 15-0 start! the #Raptors are just 2/10 FG. #Sixers lead 17-5 with 5:56 to play in Q1. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Apparently Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson has entered the game for the Raptors, per Sixers PA announcer. They could use him right now

Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan is 9 for his past 40 shot attempts. The struggle is real, as Greivis Vasquez says.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors get on the board with a JV free throw 4:47 into the game. Still haven't hit a field goal - 0-of-7. Sixers lead 15-1

Ryan Wolstat

Everybody saw a 15-0 start for Philadelphia coming right?

Eric Smith

the #Raptors come out FLAT ... 0/3 FG ... 2 turnovers leading to 3 PHI points ... and the #Sixers lead TOR 9-0. 8:57 to go in Q1. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan came into the game shooting 2-for-20 over his past two outings. Airballs his first jumper tonight. Raps down 9-0 after 3 mins

Josh Lewenberg

They're using the Raptors' new logo on the scoreboard here in Philly. Is it 2015-16 already? Sixers have punted this season, anyway.

Ryan Wolstat

The reception for Kyle Lowry in his hometown was about as loud as cheering for any Sixer for introductions.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors logo even on the scoreboard here. Early switch? http://t.co/wUEbMwxtHG

Ryan Wolstat

A Raptors win would put them 20 games ahead of the Sixers. Already lead Knicks by 20+ #Titanic

Josh Lewenberg

Once more, I wrote about Lowry's All-Star aspirations and unique connection with mentor Chauncey Billups pre-season tsn.ca/lewenberg-lowr…

Ryan Wolstat

Sixers injury squad would beat starters http://t.co/GUvaDUPNIe

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have been held under 100 pts in 4 straight games for the 1st time this season. Sixers, meanwhile, haven't hit 100 in 19 straight gms

Ryan Wolstat

Noel and Mbah a Moute a go for Sixers and will start with K.J. McDaniels, MCW and Covington.

Doug Smith

We'll be here around 7 p.m. to talk Raptors-Sixers if you'd like to stop by: thestar.com/sports/doug_sm…

Ryan Wolstat

Lou Williams has bright, gold shoes. Bebe and Bruno stood up to take a look. They were impressed. Unfortunately, no pictures in locker room.

Ryan Wolstat

New Raptors logo makes first appearance on game notes http://t.co/umeqAG7Fyz

Ryan Wolstat

Valanciunas has wrap over calf but in uniform

Ryan Wolstat

Tony Wroten done for year with a torn ACL

Ryan Wolstat

From earlier, reaction from Lowry, DeRozan, Valanciunas to Lowry’s all-star nod: torontosun.com/2015/01/23/low…

Josh Lewenberg

Last time the Raptors were in Philly, Lowry's hometown (exactly a year ago tomorrow), he recorded a triple-double - 18/10/13

Greivis Vasquez

Big one tonight.. Bumping this..... http://t.co/LpI3ecGGPi

Eric Smith

Tonight I've got the call of the #Raptors and #sixers on @FAN590 at 7pm. Join me and @Paul Jones as TOR tries to take 2 of 3 on This trip

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Raptors at Sixers, game-day Dino-bytes on.thestar.com/1Cvdho5

Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan to Sun on Lowry being all-star: "It means a lot personally for me. S__, I'm probably his biggest fan, in his corner."

Ryan Wolstat

Valanciunas was out with his agency so that might have sparked all-star talk. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t make it one day.

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "I disagree with that... You've got to be able to play that way defensively and make shots at the same time. That's a winning team"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey scoffed at the idea, suggested by a couple players, that a recent focus on D is responsible for offensive drop off. "That's nonsense"

Josh Lewenberg

So, Casey wont have to fight any coaches after all. "Good thing," he said, "because I'll tell you what, I'm not a good fighter I dont think"

Ryan Wolstat

Yes, I have a hard time putting both Bosh and Wade in, but Wade has been great and front court is weak (with Butler listed as G).

Ryan Wolstat

If I’m picking, I probably go: Butler, Wade, Horford, Bosh, Teague, Millsap, Korver (over Kyrie and others).

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry said he spoke to Chauncey Billups after hearing the news. Wrote about their unique connection earlier this year tsn.ca/lewenberg-lowr…

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry on hearing the news: "I was excited. It was a very exciting time. I was happy & yelling & screaming. It really hasn't hit me yet"

Ryan Wolstat

Kyrie vs. Teague vs. Wade is a tough call. Bosh vs. Horford? Difficult.

Ryan Wolstat

So tough to pick East reserves. Jimmy Butler’s my only no-brainer pick. I put Korver and Millsap on too, though Al’s their best player.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry: "I was shocked. The people were telling me there was a chance to make it so I kept my fingers crossed and it happened."

Greivis Vasquez

Bueno la concentracion...

Payal Doshi

Oh ya that video also encompassed a dance from the first-time all-star Mr. Kyle Lowry! #NBAAllStarNYC

Josh Lewenberg

Casey says he's feeling better after missing practice yesterday with a bout of the flu. He's also good to go tonight

Ryan Wolstat

Lowry said it's "eerie" how his career has paralleled his good friend and mentor's Chauncey Billups

Josh Lewenberg

Valanciunas said his calf is a bit sore but plans to play tonight. Casey said he should be able to go