Raptors vs. 76ers: First place on the line

Rudy Gay and the Raptors play the 76ers Wednesday night. (Toronto Sun)

Rudy Gay and the Raptors play the 76ers Wednesday night. (Toronto Sun)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:49 PM ET

The Philadelphia 76ers lead the Atlantic Division.

It’s odd to look at and say, considering the franchise hasn’t been all that relevant since Allen Iverson left town, but even moreso because everybody expected the Sixers to be terrible this season.

It’s still early and things can change — and they’ve begun to, since Philadelphia has dropped three straight without injured rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams — but nobody saw this team leading the division at any point this season.

Equally stunning, would be what would happen should the Raptors win on Wednesday in the City of Brotherly Love. The Raptors would move into first in the Atlantic for the first time this “late” in a season (with 10 games or more having been played) since 2006-07. That was the year the Raptors caught fire in the second half and won a division title for the first time in team history.

 


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