Lowry hits all six 3s as Raptors beat Six­ers again

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Daniel Gi­rard

TORONTO >> Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and set a team record by hit­ting all six of his 3-point­ers, and the Toronto Raptors ex­tended their win­ning streak over the Philadelphia 76ers to 13 games with a 122-95 vic­tory Mon­day night.

Lowry added eight as­sists and four re­bounds. He topped the 5-for-5 mark on 3s set by sev­eral other Raptors through­out the years.

Six play­ers scored in dou­ble fig­ures for the Raptors (11-6), who took the lead for good late in the first quar­ter on the way to their third con­sec­u­tive win.

Ter­rence Ross added a sea­son­high 22 points for Toronto, in­clud­ing a trio of 3s, as the Raptors went 13 for 19 (69 per­cent) from beyond the arc.

Robert Cov­ing­ton led the 76ers with 20 points, go­ing 6 for 9 from 3-point range. Jahlil Okafor had 15 points and five re­bounds.

Richaun Holmes added 11 points and nine re­bounds for the Six­ers (4-14), who lost their fourth straight.

Philadelphia has dropped all six road games this sea­son. The team’s los­ing streak away from home is at 22 games dat­ing to last sea­son.

The teams com­bined to make 27 shots from 3-point range.

The Raptors led 91-71 through three quar­ters as all 10 play­ers who saw ac­tion scored a bas­ket. By the end of the night, 11 dif­fer­ent Raptors hit the score sheet.

Toronto widened its lead to 6049 at half­time.

Lowry led all scor­ers in the open­ing half with 16 points, in­clud­ing 4-for-4 shoot­ing on 3s.

Three other Raptors had 3s in the first half as the team was 8 for 14 from beyond the arc.

The 76ers also shot well from long range in the open­ing half. Cov­ing­ton led the way for Philadelphia, go­ing 4 of 6 as the Six­ers were 7 for 16 from long range.

The Raptors was up 33-26 af­ter the first quar­ter, which fea­tured eight lead changes and two ties, and led the rest of the way.

Toronto fin­ished the open­ing pe­riod on an 8-0 run, capped by Pa­trick Pat­ter­son hit­ting a 3 from beyond half­court as the buzzer sounded.

TIP-INS

76ers: G Jer­ryd Bay­less missed his sec­ond straight game with a sore left wrist. . Philadelphia C Joel Em­biid, the team’s lead­ing scorer, was rested as the Six­ers con­tinue to keep him out of back-to-back games due to an in­jury re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram. . The 76ers shot 14 for 34 (41 per­cent) on 3s, fol­low­ing up Sun­day’s per­for­mance when they were 15 for 34 (44 per­cent) from long range.

Raptors: C Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas scored 12 points, his 10th straight game in dou­ble fig­ures. . Toronto has the most wins against the 76ers since the start of the 201314 sea­son (13) and is the only East­ern Con­fer­ence team with an un­de­feated record against Philadelphia dur­ing that stretch.

UP NEXT

76ers: Philadelphia re­turns home to play the Sacra­mento Kings on Wed­nes­day. The teams split two meet­ings last sea­son, with each win­ning on the road.

Raptors: Toronto continues a six-game home­s­tand, its long­est of the sea­son, by host­ing the Mem­phis Grizzlies on Wed­nes­day. The Raptors have won five of the last six meet­ings, in­clud­ing three straight at home.

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