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.