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Sixers @ Raptors immediate reaction thread: How sweep it is

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A 32-7 second-quarter spanking set the Sixers up for tonight's 93 - 83 win in Toronto, giving them a clean three-game sweep on the road.

Jrue Holiday drives to the bucket against Toronto's Amir Johnson
Jrue Holiday drives to the bucket against Toronto's Amir Johnson
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The story of the night for Toronto was their camouflage uniforms -- mostly that they were so convincingly perfect as a disguise that the Raptors actually disappeared for a whole 12 minutes.

Those 12 minutes were, conveniently, the entire second quarter during which the Sixers outscored the army-and-actually-fatigued squad 32-7. At last count, the Sixers missed only one of the 12 shots they attempted in that timeframe.

Critical tidbits:

  • Nick Young: 7-for-12 from the field (thumbs up) but just 1-4 from three (thumbs down). Hitting that off-balance, awkward jumper after avoiding contact in the third quarter? Two thumbs up.
  • Royal Ivey with eight points and five assists, shooting a perfect 3-for-3 from the field in his 20 minutes off the bench.
  • A double-double for Spencer "'Murrican Mulletman" Hawes (12 points, 11 rebounds).
  • Of the 15 turnovers for the Sixers, Jrue Holiday had seven. SEVEN. As in almost half.
  • Evan Turner had a season-high 12 rebounds.
  • Dorell Wright contributed 15 points, thanks in large part to his outside jumper and the uncanny ability to find himself unguarded occasionally.
  • Lavoy Allen (0-5, two assists) ghosted his way through much of tonight's contest, leaving fans to wonder if he actually played.
  • Toronto forward Andrea Bargnani continued his assault on the Sixers, finishing with a game-high 23 points.
  • Raptors guard Jose Calderon posted up a double-double of his own: 14 points, 11 assists.

Final - 11.10.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia 76ers 20 32 17 24 93
Toronto Raptors 26 7 29 21 83

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Up by 19 at halftime, the Sixers let the Raptors creep back to finish the game within 10 points. Was that too close for comfort with Kyle Lowry and Landry Fields sidelined by injuries?

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