Dec 11, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) high fives shooting guard Tony Wroten (8) in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Minnesota Timberwolves win 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Game Preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors

Tonight in about two hours, the Philadelphia 76ers will be taking on the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Highlighting tonight’s game is the trade rumors swirling around Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and the Sixers again playing without rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams for the fifth straight game.

The Sixers come into tonight’s contest 7-16 with a record of 1-9 on the road. The Sixers are currently on a four game losing streak with their last win coming on December 3rd against the Orlando Magic.

In Philadelphia’s last game which was Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, their 30th ranked defense reared its ugly head as the Timberwolves came back from as much as 19 points to win 106-99.

On the other hand, the Toronto Raptors are 7-13 on the season and 3-7 at the Air Canada Centre. We get it, the Atlantic Division in the NBA sucks. In their last five games, they’ve only won one game and that was last Sunday against Kobe and the Lakers 106-94 in Los Angeles.

This team has had some turnover this month by trading away Rudy Gay and then waiving D.J. Augustin. This should be interesting as the Sixers are looking to break their losing skid while the Raptors are trying to move up in the Atlantic Division.

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Tags: Atlantic Division D.J. Augustin Kyle Lowry Michael Carter-Williams Minnesota Timberwolves Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers Rudy Gay Toronto Raptors

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