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- The Toronto Raptors (1-4) after going winless on the road their last two games in Oklahoma City and Dallas, are looking to make it two in a row at home after winning their opener against Minnesota November 4.
- Toronto will still have Kyle Lowry out with a right ankle injury tonight and will also be without Landry Fields who has a right wrist/hand injury. In place of Fields for this game, Alan Anderson will be in the starting lineup.
- In the Philadelphia 76ers loss to Boston Friday night, 106-100, the bright spots being Evan Turner‘s 25 points and 11 rebounds both season-highs and Jrue Holiday‘s 21 points and 14 assists.
- 76ers will be without Jason Richardson who is out with a sprained ankle that he suffered earlier in November. Andrew Bynum, will still be out with a knee issue.
- “(We) have to get out and run the floor and get out in transition and that’s something that we didn’t do a good job of in two road games that we had in Dallas and Oklahoma City,” said Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on the importance of the transition game against 76ers.
– Ray Bala