Raptors play no defence in win over 76ers

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry carries the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry carries the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half at the Air Canada Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:21 AM ET

The Raptors keep on rolling, even though their play is not exactly conducive to post-season success.

One of these days, greater attention on defence must be paid, better starts must be forged and more looks down low must be initiated.

Until then, the Raptors can find ways against sub-standard teams to produce wins as they continue to take aim on the Atlantic Division title.

With Kyle Lowry back in the lineup and playing like an all-star, with Jonas Valanciunas having a career scoring night and enough complementary pieces making plays on either end of the floor, the Raptors were able to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers, 125-114.

Way too many points were surrendered and not enough stops made, areas the Raptors need to somehow address by the time the playoffs arrive next weekend.

With four games left in the regular season, home court is a definite possibility, a near reality with Brooklyn dropping its game to the host Magic.


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