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Raptors 108, Sixers 98: Immediate Reaction Thread

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Coming off a poor road swing, the Sixers offered a stinker back in front of the home crowd.

Unlike in this picture, DeMar DeRozan had it easy for most of the night.
Unlike in this picture, DeMar DeRozan had it easy for most of the night.
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Considering how poorly a majority of the Sixers played tonight, it's pretty surprising that the Toronto Raptors didn't leave the Wells Fargo Center with a 30-point victory. Even though the Sixers never gave up and were able to keep the final margin relatively respectable, the sparse home crowd didn't witness a very pretty performance. Hey, that's Atlantic Division basketball.

Spencer Hawes was terrific, scoring a Hardenesque 28 points on 13 shots. Almost everyone else's performance ranged from blasé to, in the starting backcourt's case, flat-out bad. It's not anything worth getting riled up over, as these are the type of nights one must accept when their basketball team is going through a rebuilding process.

I think it's safe to say that there's going to be a lot more of these. Buckle up, and then REACT. Full recap will be up a little later.