NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Toronto
(Sunday, April 12th)
Final Score: Toronto 111, Philadelphia 104
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh scored 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Toronto upended Philadelphia, 111-104, at Air Canada Centre.
Anthony Parker tallied 18 points, while Jose Calderon ended with 11 points and 11 assists for the Raptors, who snapped a four-game skid. Andrea Bargnani notched 17 points and Shawn Marion scored 14 as Toronto shot 53.8 percent from the field and overcame a big rebounding deficit.
"It's been a tough season for everybody," said Calderon. "We lost a lot of games here at home. We have the whole summer and we will be a better team next season for sure."
Andre Iguodala had 21 points and eight assists, but also accounted for 10 of Philadelphia's 19 turnovers. Those led to 31 Toronto points, offsetting the Sixers' 47-34 rebounding advantage. That included a 22-11 cushion on the offensive glass.
"Every loss hurts and we need to get everyone down the stretch," said Iguodala. "We are struggling for whatever reason, defensively we haven't been able to step up."
Lou Williams came off the bench for 23 points to pace for the Sixers, who lost their season-high fifth in a row and cannot finish any better than sixth in the Eastern Conference. Miami locked up the fifth seed Sunday. Philadelphia fell into a tie with Chicago for the sixth seed with Detroit looming a game behind. Each team has two games remaining with the Sixers finishing up at home against Boston on Tuesday and at Cleveland Wednesday.
Samuel Dalembert ended with 18 points and 12 rebounds in defeat. Andre Miller shot just 2-of-14 from the field, on the way to 10 points.
Quincy Douby's three-pointer expanded Toronto's lead to 102-88 midway through the final quarter, but the Sixers roared back and closed within 104-100 on a pair of Miller foul shots inside three minutes.
Philadelphia got no closer than four points as the Raptors were able to hit their foul shots. Dalembert's jam had the margin at 108-104 with nearly a minute left, but Bosh went 1-of-2 from the charity stripe, and the Sixers then turned the ball over as Marion came up with a steal and made two free throws.
Toronto led 27-22 after one quarter, but the Sixers scored eight in a row during the second for a 46-39 edge. The teams went to the locker rooms tied at 53, and it remained tight throughout most of the third with Toronto in front 81-80 moving to the fourth.
The Raptors started the final quarter on an 11-2 spurt, with Douby capping the burst with a bucket.
The teams split four games this season...Calderon made all four of his foul shots and is 149-for-152 on the season. He's on pace to set the NBA's single- season record for free throw percentage in making 98 percent of his attempts thus far. The record is currently held by Calvin Murphy who made 206-of-215 attempts (.958) during the 1980-81 campaign while with Houston...Toronto plays at Washington Monday and at Chicago Wednesday to end the season... Williams missed one of his 14 foul shots...Toronto finished 18-23 at home this season.
04/12 21:55:21 ET