TORONTO, Nov. 24 (Ticker) -- The Toronto Raptors did not contain Allen Iverson any better the second time around.

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Iverson recorded his fourth straight 30-point game, scoring 37 as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Raptors, 94-84, to sweep a home-and-home series.

After scoring 31 points in Friday's 90-80 victory over Toronto, Iverson fell one point shy of his season high in Sunday's matinee. The three-time scoring champion had 25 points in the second half as he eclipsed 30 for the eighth time this season.

"At the beginning of the game, I was trying to go to the basket," Iverson explained. "I thought I wasn't getting the call so I went to my mid-range jumper. I'm satisfied in the direction that we're going. We believe in each other."

Keith Van Horn added 19 points and nine rebounds for Philadelphia, which has won three in a row and six of seven. The Sixers won two games in Toronto for the first time in series history.

Alvin Williams scored 25 points and Morris Peterson contributed 17 for the Raptors, who have lost five in a row.

"Hopefully we can turn it around fast, but it's definitely affecting us and we need to get out of this funk," Peterson said.

Toronto should get a big boost if star guard Vince Carter returns to action this week. Carter is expected to practice Monday and Tuesday before possibly playing Wednesday against the New York Knicks.

Van Horn's layup snapped a 53-53 tie with 7:48 left in the third quarter and Philadelphia led thereafter.

The Raptors hung around until the Sixers went on a 14-4 run to start the fourth period, taking an 80-67 advantage on a pair of free throws by Iverson, who had 13 points in the quarter.

"We had a chance to blow the game open, but they made a real game of it," Philadelphia coach Larry Brown said. "I thought (Iverson) struggled early and then he really turned it on. Late in the game especially, he made some unbelievabe plays."

The Raptors climbed within 83-79 as Voshon Lenard capped a 12-2 run with a three-pointer with 2:36 remaining. But Iverson answered with a 16-foot jumper and Toronto went cold. Philadelphia is 9-0 when leading with five minutes to play.

The Raptors allowed the Sixers to shoot 51 percent (36-of-70) from the field - the third time in the last four games in which their opponent made more than they missed.

In addition, Philadelphia outscored Toronto, 40-26, in the paint and owned a 41-35 edge in rebounding.

"It's a difficult time for us right now. Our defense hasn't been very good," Raptors coach Lenny Wilkens said. "Our big guys step out and teams are getting a lot of points in the paint. If you give up a lot of shots that close to the basket, they're going to shoot a high percentage. We've just got to do a better job."

Philadelphia opened a 17-9 lead on a layup by Canadian Todd MacCulloch with 5:05 to go in the first period.

The Raptors erased an eight-point deficit, knotting the game the last time on two baskets by Williams with 8:11 left in the third quarter.

Toronto's Antonio Davis reached the 7,000 career-point plateau with 59 seconds left in the third period. He finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.