Apr 04, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Linas Kleiza (11) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Raptors defeated the Sixers 99-78. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Philadelphia 76ers Vs Toronto Raptors: Preview

Game info: 7pm Eastern, at the Wells Fargo Center. Airing on CSN.

After coming off a competitive win against the Cavs the other night, the Sixers will turn their attention to the Raptors who they have beaten already on the young season. The good thing for the Sixers is that while the Raptors have a good center in Andrea Bargnani, he is not much of a rebounder as he is only averaging about four rebounds per game. That’s not good at all for a seven foot center.

However, Kyle Lowry will most likely play tonight as he is recovering from a sprained ankle, but reports indicate he will be coming off the bench. This is a boost for the Raptors as Lowry was playing great basketball before suffering his injury on November 6th.

Jrue Holiday will look to continue his good play and keep his turnovers at a minimum, while Evan Turner will look to build off a game where he scored 19 points in a win the other night against the Cavs. One thing Jrue showed in the Sixers previous game was that he can play excellent defense, even on one of the NBA’s best point guards. It will be interesting to see if he can bring that intensity every night.

Another thing to keep an eye out for is Dorell Wright’s playing time. These past few games Doug Collins hasn’t been playing him too much due to unfavorable matchups, but Dorell is an excellent shooter and should be seeing more time.

I expect the Sixers to win fairly easy tonight and hopefully we won’t rely on jumpers from Spencer Hawes late in the 4th quarter.

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