Sixers Fall to Raptors, 107-95

The Philadelphia 76ers (28-17) went into Toronto, Canada only to be beaten by the Toronto Raptors (30-14), 107-95 on a blustery Wednesday evening.

Both teams suffered injuries in this one and Philadelphia’s Josh Richardson hobbled off with a hamstring injury.

Toronto would lose Patrick McCow to a facial contusion and neither player would return to action.

Toronto boasted a huge advantage in shots from the paint, 52-18 and a basic outplaying of the visitors to post the victory.

Both squads had guys who had big games with Tobias Harris leading the Sixers with a 22 point night.

Furkan Korkmaz stayed hot and potted 17 points with Matisse Thybule contributing 13.

Ben Simmons had his usual double-double with a 17 point 10 rebound affair.

Toronto had six players in double numbers with Fred VanVleet scoring 17, Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry each with 16.

Norman Powell threw in 18 with Marc Gasol accounting for 17 and Pascal Slakam leading the way with a double-double on 18 points and 15 boards.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.



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