TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 36 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 of his season-high 26 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 113-102 on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 13th consecutive loss in Canada.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points as the Raptors bounced back from Mondays loss to Denver to win for the ninth time in 10 games. Toronto, whose 21-5 record is best in the NBA, improved to 11-3 at home.
Leonard shot 13 for 24, finishing one point shy of his season high, and set a season best by making five of six attempts from 3-point territory. The rest of the Raptors struggled from long range, combining to shoot 3 for 23.
Leonard has never lost in 12 career meetings with Philadelphia, including two victories this season.
The Raptors held a 78-77 lead after three quarters, and Philadelphias T.J. McConnell tied it 81-all with a hook shot at 11:07. Valanciunas scored a pair of baskets as Toronto replied with a 9-0 run, opening a 90-81 advantage at 9:07.
The Raptors trailed 29-23 after one quarter, but Leonard scored 10 points in the second and Ibaka added eight to give Toronto a 53-49 lead at halftime.
76ers: Philadelphia committed 11 turnovers in the second quarter. The 76ers finished with 21, leading to 27 Toronto points. … Butler was called for a technical foul in the third quarter and Embiid got one in the fourth.
Raptors: Kyle Lowry shot 0 for 5 in the first half and missed his first six attempts from 3-point range. … Leonard led Toronto with nine rebounds. … The Raptors outscored the 76ers 62-42 in the paint and 41-18 off the bench. … G Malachi Richardson (illness) was inactive.
76ers: Visit Detroit on Friday night.
Raptors: Visit Brooklyn on Friday night.