Joel Embiid and Tyreese Maxey combined for 34 points as the National Basketball Association (NBA) Philadelphia 76ers earned their first win of the new season. The Sixers defeated the Toronto Raptors 114-107 on the road in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season on Monday (Jan. 29) at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After falling short to the Milwaukee Bucks 117-118 in their opening road game on the 27th, Philadelphia heads home with their first win. On the 30th, they look to get back-to-back wins at home against the Portland Trailblazers.
After defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-94 in the opener, the Sixers dropped back-to-back games against the Chicago Bulls, falling 103-104.The Raptors were without star guard James Harden, who was a key contributor for Philadelphia last season. Harden, who has been locked in a labor dispute with the organization, did not travel with the team. The timing of Harden’s return remains unclear, as he has been unable to bridge the gap between 온라인카지노 his desire to play elsewhere and Philadelphia’s brass, who will not allow him to move unless they receive assets in return.