Sixers top playoff-bound Raptors in regular season finale
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Willie Green scored a career-high 37 points as
the Philadelphia 76ers ended their season with a 122-119 win over the playoff-
bound Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.
Andre Miller had 29 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the 76ers
(35-47). Joe Smith finished with 26 points and 11 boards for Philadelphia.
Luke Jackson scored a career-high 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting and Chris
Bosh added 23 points and nine boards, for the Raptors (47-35), who lost their
final two games of the season after a row since their six-game winning streak.
Andrea Bargnani donated 17 points in his first game after missing 14 because
of an appendectomy for Toronto.
Green hit back-to-back triples to give the 76ers a 118-112 lead with 1:13 to
Jackson then got Toronto within four with a layup, but Miller’s layup put
Philadelphia right back up six with 46 ticks left.
Jackson’s drilled a three to cut the margin to three with 3.5 seconds showing
on the clock. Miller, however, made two shots from the charity stripe to ice
Philadelphia led 64-57 at the half, but went a 17-5 run in the third to take a
80-75 lead midway through the third. The 76ers were able to tie it at 86-86 at
the end of three quarters.
Trailing 103-97, Philadelphia scored eight straight points to take a 105-103
lead with 5:37 left to play.
Toronto won the season series, 3-1…The Raptors’ 47 win total matched a
franchise-high, set in 2000-2001…Toronto finished the season with a
franchise-best 30-11 mark at home, but had a seven-game home winning streak
broken…Toronto’s Morris Peterson is day-to-day with a hyperextended right
knee…The 76ers were again without Andre Iguodala (strained lower
back)…Toronto shot 53.5 percent, while Philadelphia shot 53 percent…The
Raptors outrebounded the 76ers 41-33…Philadelphia went 30-29 after trading