Philadelphia 76ers 79 [2-0]
TORONTO RAPTORS 84 [0-2]
What exactly do you need to know about this specific game?
… as Part II to the back-2-back affairs which these teams played Tuesday [in London ON] and Wednesday [in Toronto ON]
1. Bosh, Turkoglu and Wright were out, once again, for the Raptors; while Rodney Carney was absent again for the 76ers.
2. The back-up players for each of these two teams are just THAT … i.e. ”Back-up quality” players, in the NBA, as opposed to being “Starter quality” players who “just happen to be coming off the bench”.
3. At the 10:23 mark of the 4th quarter, the score was tied 64-64, with the following line-ups on the court:
PG/Sean Singletary, OG/Royal Ivey, SF/Brandon Bowman, PF/Jason Smith and C/Marreese Speights
PG/Jarrett Jack, OG/Quincy Douby, SF/Sonny Weems, PF/Amir Johnson and C/Patrick O’Bryant
from which point, each team made the following substitutions during the final stages of the game:
PG/Jrue Holiday [for Sean Singletary]
SF/Thaddeus Young [for Brandon Bowman]
PF/Brandon Bowman [for Jason Smith]
PG/Marcus Banks [for Jarrett Jack]
OG/DeMar DeRozan [for Sonny Weems]
OG/Sonny Weems [for DeMar DeRozan]
as the 76ers proceeded to outscore the Raptors 20-15 the rest of the way … while playing on the road.
4. Philadelphia and Toronto are each going to have their hands full this season qualifying for the playoffs in the EC with [at least] the likes of Boston, Orlando, Cleveland, Atlanta, Washington, Miami, Chicago, Charlotte and Detroit all appearing to superior personnel, from top-to-bottom, on their roster.
A video recap of last night’s action …