Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: TSN
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, Alan Anderson, Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas
Philadelphia: Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, Dorell Wright, Thaddeus Young, Lavoy Allen

Injury report

Toronto: The bad news is that Kyle Lowry mill miss tonight’s game. The good news is that Landry Fields will also sit this one out.

Philadelphia: Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson are questionable for tonight, Kwame Brown is out.

Random thoughts

  • Both teams are entering their sixth game of this season, and each team is missing two of their five starters due to injury.
  • As many predicted, Jrue Holiday is “making the leap” in his contract season, averaging 18.6 points, 10.4 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals while shooting over 40 percent from long range. He was drafted 17th overall in the 2009 draft — DeMar DeRozan went ninth.
  • The 76ers are doing it with defense — they’re third in defensive efficiency but just 28th in offensive efficiency.
  • Philly’s starting center tonight, Lavoy Allen, is listed at six-foot-nine and 255 pounds, so this is a rare opportunity to see what Jonas Valanciunas can do with a significant height advantage.
  • Andrea Bargnani likes playing against this team — he’s averaged 23.2 points per game in his last six matchups with the Sixers
  • Sixers coach Doug Collins is 40th all-time with 411 NBA coaching wins — five wins behind interim Lakers coach Bernie Bickerstaff and 23 wins ahead of Lakers coaching candidate Mike D’Antoni

Comments (4)

  1. I’m starting to question Casey’s strategies. What sort of attack plan is giving Bargnani the ball in the corner with 5secs left? What sort of shot selection do they have? What’s the role of the coach in this team?

  2. sooo….. what was uglier: the game, kleiza’s stat-line (-20 in 12 mins), or spencer hawes?

    although the first two were pretty ugly i’m gonna have to go with hawes.

  3. Cue the fire Casey/colangelo requests, trade everyone for something and tank the rest of the year requests.
    Sigh.

  4. What a shitty situation.

    You can’t really even do much outside of just playing out this 22 game stretch and hoping for the best towards the end of it in terms of Lowry’s health.

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