Raptors knock off 76ers in NBA action

Hollis Thompson drives to the basket against the Toronto Raptors on December 13, 2013 at the Air...

Hollis Thompson drives to the basket against the Toronto Raptors on December 13, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:57 PM ET

TORONTO - Working some new faces into the lineup is never easy.

Working three in at once, with a fourth set to join the fray early next week, is even tougher.

Raptors coach Dwane Casey admitted as much in his pre-game chat with the media before he got his first look at his new charges in game action on Friday night.

An hour or so later against an opponent the Raptors actually dwarf on the talent scale, the challenge was readily apparent to everyone else in the building.

But when push came to shove, the Raptors still had enough to overcome the unfamiliarity a mid-season trade can bring to a team, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 108-100.

On the strength of decent shooting nights from starting wings Terrence Ross and DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors overcame those early hurdles early on, survived a few later on and did what they were supposed to do against a 76ers team battling a key injury.


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