Kyle Lowry’s triple-double powers Raptors over Sixers

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Kyle Lowry had 18 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds and DeMar DeRozan added 34 points to help the Toronto Raptors rip the Philadelphia 76ers 104-95 Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

It was Lowry’s fourth career triple-double. He shot 7 of 11, hit a trio of 3-pointers in 35 minutes and didn’t commit a turnover until about 2 minutes left in the game.

The Raptors ambushed the Sixers with a 15-2 run to start the game.

But the Sixers immediately woke up and retaliated with a 20-5 spurt to take a 22-20 lead with over three minutes left in the first quarter.

That prevented the Raptors from breaking the game wide open, which was give-and-take in the second and third quarters.

The Raptors led 87-83 with over nine minutes in the game when they sparked a 9-0 run that buried the Sixers.

Michael Carter-Williams then scored eight points and assisted Thaddeus Young in a layup to enable the Sixers to close in at 98-91, though they couldn’t sustain the rally.

Spencer Hawes had 14 points and 12 rebounds while Carter-Williams scored 20.

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