NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, November 12th (All times eastern)
Philadelphia 76ers (2-5) at Toronto Raptors (4-3), 7:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The struggling Philadelphia 76ers will try to solve their problems on the road tonight, when they open a short two-game trek against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.
The 76ers have dropped three straight and fell to 2-5 on the season following Tuesday's 93-80 loss to the Utah Jazz at the Wachovia Center. Andre Miller led the way with 25 points and six assists while Andre Iguodala added 15 and 10 rebounds in a losing effort.
Offseason acquisition Elton Brand scored 13 points and blocked six shots for the Sixers, who faced former three-point specialist Kyle Korver. Korver made his return to Philadelphia, where he played the first 4 1/2 years of his career before being dealt to Utah last December. Korver had three points.
Philadelphia will also visit Indiana on the brief road swing.
Toronto will kick off a two-game homestand Wednesday and has lost three of four games since opening the 2008-09 season with three straight wins.
In Monday's 94-87 setback to the defending champion Boston Celtics at TD Banknorth Garden, Jermaine O'Neal tallied 23 points and 11 boards in defeat. Anthony Parker added 15 points and Jason Kapono scored 14 off the bench for Toronto, which will also host Miami.
Philadelphia and Toronto are meeting for the second time this season after the Raptors posted a 95-84 victory in the season opener on October 29 at the Wachovia Center. Chris Bosh scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Bosh was held to only nine points Monday against the Celtics.
The Raptors have won four of five and eight of the last 10 meetings with the 76ers, who have lost two in a row at Air Canada Centre.
11/12 10:15:51 ET