Trent gets 27 points, Raptors beat 76ers, 119-109

TORONTO — Gary Trent had 27 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-109 on Wednesday.

Trent was outstanding in the third quarter, scoring 16 points. On three occasions, he made three-pointers as the Sixers came within five or seven points of the Raptors.

In the first half, Trent was 0-for-4 on three-pointers.

In the third quarter, one of his long shots allowed his team to conclude the commitment in advance 89-79.

Nick Nurse’s group kept that momentum going by scoring the first six points of the final quarter, including a steal and dunk combination from Christian Koloko.

Pascal Siakam provided another high-caliber effort, with 20 points and 13 assists.

Siakam had 15 points in the first quarter, where he was 4-for-4 for long-range strikes.

Scottie Barnes had 16 points and 10 rebounds. His participation in the match was decided at the last minute, due to problems with his right ankle lately.

Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby added 15 points each, while reserve Chris Boucher added 13 points in 17 minutes. The Montrealer followed up nicely after scoring 10 points in 12 minutes on Monday in Miami.

Boucher missed his team’s first three games with an injury to the back of his left thigh.

Precious Achiuwa performed well with seven points, six rebounds and four assists.

One of his offensive rebounds led to a Trent field goal for a 103-93 cushion. Immediately after, he was very alert to keep a ball in play and then pass it to Trent, who hit the target for three points. There was then 5:23 left on the clock.

« I’m happy with our effort and our focus, » said VanVleet. We found a way to stay in control late in the game. The Sixers are a tough club to beat. »

Being among the league leaders for three-point shots, Toronto again did very well in this regard (a success rate of 43.2%). It was on point, as Philadelphia showed a 44.4% success rate from beyond the perimeter.

The Raptors (3-2) committed only one turnover in the first half, concluded 63-53 in their favor.

The two clubs will meet again Friday night in Toronto.

Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey each had 31 points for the Sixers (1-4). James Harden provided 18 points.

Before the game, the NBA fined Raptors president Masai Ujiri $35,000.

He approached the scorer’s table and made inappropriate comments to a referee Saturday in Miami.

This is the game where an altercation between Caleb Martin and Christian Koloko resulted in a one-game suspension for the former and a $15,000 fine for the latter.

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