Raptors Stop 76ers

Kyle Lowry had a big first half amid reports that Toronto has offered him in a trade, Kawhi Leonard finished with 24 points, and the Toronto Raptors held off the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107.

Lowry and Serge Ibaka each had 20 points to overcome as the Raptors (39-16) never let the Sixers (34-20) get closer than seven points.

Lowry, who missed Toronto's last NBA game due to back soreness, fueled the run with three 3-pointers in a two-minute stretch.

Lowry seemed unfazed by a report from Sports Illustrated that Toronto had offered him to Memphis as part of a trade package for Mike Conley and Marc Gasol.

He added another 3 four minutes before halftime to help Toronto take a 72-55 lead into the break the Raptors' best offensive first half of the season.