Sports Talk with Brodes: Don’t Be Shocked, Sixers Lose in Toronto!
The Philadelphia Sixers lose in Toronto to the Raptors again. This is now their 15th consecutive loss in the regular season to this team in their building. I will say this though, it's a tough to ask the Sixers to win on the road without Joel Embiid and with losing Josh Richardson four minutes into the basketball game. They still had a chance to win and that's the frustrating thing. They had a 14 point lead in the first half and a 10 point lead in the third quarter. Somehow the Raptors led by four after that quarter ended. The Sixers took 46 three-pointers. You read that right, 46. It's way too much even though they shot 39% from deep, but what bothered me is only recording 18 points in the paint. Ben Simmons had 17 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, but eight turnovers. He only had seven field goal attempts which is NOT good enough. Tobias Harris scored 22 points, but he needed to be more aggressive to me. Fred VanVleet got going in the second half scoring 22 points in 42 minutes.