PHILADELPHIA – Chris Bosh made 16 of 18 free throws and scored 24 points along with 10 rebounds, to help the Toronto Raptors snap a three-game losing streak with a 105-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

Anthony Parker scored 22 points, including a 3-pointer with 33.7 seconds remaining. T.J. Ford had 16 for the Raptors.

Andre Iguodala scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half and Lou Williams scored 20 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Sixers.

Williams 3-pointer with 55.2 seconds remaining pulled the Sixers within two, 98-96. But Parker came right back with a clutch 3-pointer of his own for a 101-96 advantage.

On the Sixers next possession, Williams drilled a 3-pointer and was fouled by Parker. Williams connected on the free throw for a rare four-point play, cutting Torontos lead to 101-100 with 21.4 seconds left.

Two free throws by Bosh gave Toronto a 103-100 lead before Williams had the opportunity for a three-point play with 15.2 seconds left, but he missed the free throw.

Trailing 105-102, Iguodala went to the line with 1.8 seconds left. He missed the first shot and attempted to misfire on the second only to send the ball through the hoop.

Williams came off the bench to carry the Sixers in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 points in the first 5:35. His jumper with 5:25 left tied the game at 87.

The Sixers made it 92-91 on a basket by Iguodala with 3:52 to go, but Bosh responded with five straight points – two free throws and a layup – for a 96-91 lead.

Notes: Raptors coach Sam Mitchell made a change in his starting lineup, replacing Andrea Bargnani with Rasho Nesterovic. “Were not panicking because were 2-3,” Mitchell said before the game. “Were just trying to get the most out of the guys.” … Moon hit his first career field goal in the second quarter … The Raptors connected on their first 17 free throws … After drawing just 9,317 fans for Wednesdays game against Charlotte, the Sixers had a slightly improved crowd of 10,886 against Toronto. … The Raptors led 24-19 after the first quarter, a major turnaround from their last three games in which they were outscored 91-60.

AP-ES-11-09-07 2145EST


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