Iguodala, Korver Spark Sixers Past Raptors
Philadelphia 107, Toronto 80
TORONTO, Dec. 18 (Ticker) -- Andre Iguodala and the Philadelphia 76ers love facing the Toronto Raptors. Then again, so do most teams.
Iguodala scored 13 of his career high-tying 26 points in the third quarter to lead the 76ers to a 107-80 rout of the league-worst Raptors, who absorbed their sixth straight home loss.
"I feel comfortable in this gym," said Iguodala, whose team was coming off a 112-105 loss to Miami on Friday that snapped a four-game winning streak. "We came off a tough loss, guys really wanted to get this win, get back on the winning track. It was a good game for the whole team."
Kyle Korver scored 23 points, Allen Iverson a season-low 18 and Samuel Dalembert 11 and 18 rebounds for Philadelphia, which has won six of its last seven meetings against Toronto.
Iverson had scored a combined 76 points in the Sixers' earlier victories over the Raptors but made just 6-of-19 shots and sat out much of the fourth quarter with the result not in doubt.
Chris Webber also had a sub-par game, scoring just 12 points on 4-of-15 shooting.
"It felt good," Iverson said. "Me and Chris struggled, Kyle and Andre picked us up - everybody, for that matter. It's just a good feeling to win a game on another team's floor."
Korver scored 17 points and Iverson 14 in the first half to help the Sixers take a 52-48 edge into the break.
Iguodala took over in the third period, scoring on a variety of dunks to help Philadelphia push its advantage to as many as 24 points before settling for a comfortable 80-62 cushion entering the final period.
"I don't think we were scoring a whole lot more than we usually do - we were getting stops," Korver said. "I don't know how many points they got in the third quarter (14). I don't think it was very many, and that was key for us."
Chris Bosh scored 22 points and rookie Charlie Villanueva added 15 for Toronto, which shot just 35 percent (29-of-84) and allowed Philadelphia to connect on 49 percent (40-of-82) from the floor.
Toronto particularly struggled from the arc, making just 3-of-19 as it lost for the 20th time in 24 games this season.
"We have (58) more games or something like that, so you have to go play," Raptors coach Sam Mitchell said. "There are no shortcuts and no quick fixes. At times, a lot of times our guys are overwhelmed."