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PHILADELPHIA -- Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan spent an off night in town at Villanova watching the best basketball team in the Philly area dominate in another victory. Wholesale Cardinals Jerseys . A night later, Lowry and DeRozan ditched the courtside seats to team up and keep Philadelphia the worst team in the NBA.DeRozan scored 31 points and Lowry added 20 to help the Toronto Raptors win their fourth straight game, 123-114 over the 76ers on Wednesday night.DeRozan continued to make the 30-point mark a routine part of his game and scored 31 points through the first three quarters. DeRozan posterized Jahlil Okafor with a dunk over the Sixers big man and easily rolled to his second straight 30-point game. He scored 30 points on Monday against Milwaukee and came in averaging a robust 27.9 points per game.Its just experience. My work ethic, DeRozan said. I just try and be better every single year.Hes having his best one yet.Lowry helped blow the game open in his Philadelphia homecoming. Lowry made a 3-pointer in the fourth that stretched the lead to 99-80 and earned some applause for the All-Star raised in the area.DeRozan and Lowry helped squash the Sixers modest two-game winning streak. Long one of the NBAs worst teams, the Sixers havent won three straight games since they took four in a row from Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 4, 2014.Robert Covington led the Sixers with 26 points and Okafor had 17.The Sixers had won two straight on the road and seemed like they could win a rare game at home when they opened with a strong first 17 minutes. Lowry brought the Sixers crashing back to reality.Lowry buried two quick 3-pointers that brought the Raptors within two and scored on a driving layup that tied the game at 45-all. The Raptors turned a three-point deficit to open the second quarter into a 60-54 halftime lead. The Sixers went on a mini-run late in the fourth and got within five points with 30 seconds left. They could have used another 30 minutes to top the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors.The Raptors have won 10 of 11 games and are 11 games over .500 for the first time this season.Lowry dedicated the win to his mother on her birthday .I got as many points as her age, he said, laughing.TIP-INSRaptors: Lowry and DeRozan attended No. 1 Villanovas game on Tuesday night. Lowry, a Philly native who played at Villanova, wore a Just a Kid From North Philly sweatshirt at shootaround. Hes a pain in the butt sometimes, but hes our pain in the butt, Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. Casey said Lowry reminded him of former Seattle great Gary Payton.76ers: Okafor started at center and Joel Embiid at power forward for the first time this season. They played the first 6 minutes of the first quarter together. Embiid and Okafor are natural centers. Coach Brett Brown decided the time was right to pair them and see what they could do together in the frontcourt. Its my job to grow our program, grow our guys, and see what we actually have, Brown said. We have really yet to see Jahlil and Joel together in any significant timeframe. Tonight, its available. So Im going to do it. Embiid twisted his left ankle in warmups and sat out a stretch in the first half with a bloody nose and scored nine points.I was just standing, I wasnt moving, I was just standing on the perimeter, Embiid said. I wasnt active on defense.DID YOU SEE THAT!?Embiids lone block in the first half came when he charged at DeMarre Carroll and used his outstretched right hand to swat the ball away.DeRozan had the dunk of the night when he split defenders down the lane and stuffed one over Okafor.SHOE FITSNo. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons ditched the walking boot and sat in sneakers on the Sixers bench for the first time this season. Simmons has not played this season because of a broken bone in his right foot suffered during training camp. Simmons shot free throws in practice this week. The Sixers say there is no timetable for his return.UP NEXTRaptors: Host Atlanta on Friday.76ers: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Cheap St. Louis Cardinals Jerseys . Three came down to the fourth quarter while quarterbacks continued to shine in all four games; so important to the overall quality of the game. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. . Sgt. Eric ONeal says most of the arrests at Monday nights game were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium. TUCSON, Ariz. -- Washington survived its first real test after rolling through an easy nonconference schedule.To keep their run going, the Huskies know theyll have to play better than this.Jake Browning hit Dante Pettis on a 4-yard touchdown in overtime and No. 9 Washington overcame a slew of missed opportunities to hold off Arizona 35-28 Saturday night in both teams Pac-12 opener.We can do better than that, Washington coach Chris Petersen said.The Huskies (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) dominated their first three games behind Brownings prolific passing and a first-team defense that did not allow a touchdown.Those wins came against Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State, so Arizona represented a huge uptick in competition.Despite the Wildcats (2-2, 0-1) being down to their fourth-string running back, Washington had a hard time shaking them, plagued by missed chances on Arizonas side of the field.The Huskies failed on a fourth-and-1 in the third quarter and Cameron Van Winkle missed his second field goal of the game in the fourth -- from 40 yards -- to allow the Wildcats to hang around.Lavon Coleman did his part, running for 181 yards and a 55-yard touchdown while Browning was mostly limited to short throws underneath. Browning hit a few big passes in the second half and found Pettis, who made a tough grab on the first possession of overtime.Washingtons defense was unable to contain Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins most of the night, but came through when it needed to, forcing a turnover on downs in overtime to eke out the victory.There were a lot of mistakes we made, we had opportunities on both sides of the ball, but thats how this game is, Petersen said. You just have to keep fighting.Dawkins kept the Wildcats in it with a dazzling display, finishing with 176 yards and two touchdowns rushing, 167 yards and another score passing. He escaped what appeared to be a sack to hit Shun Brown on a 54-yard pass, then found Josh Kern on a 3-yard TD pass with 17 seconds left to tie the game at 28.Dawkins couldnt come through in overtime, though, unable to find a receiver on the final play after scrambling to grab a bad snap.I dont exactly know where the snap was and I dont know if I could have gotten itt, Dawkins said. Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Authentic. The ball was on the ground and I had to pick it up and make a play with it, take a last chance.The worst news for Arizona was that it lost another running back. Freshman J.J. Taylor, playing in place of injured starter Nick Wilson, broke his left ankle in the third quarter, leaving Arizona even thinner at running back.Extremely frustrating, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said of the injuries. This guy is lights out, will be again when he comes back. Unbelievable.THE TAKEAWAYWashington: The Huskies faced adversity for the first time after three easy wins to open the season and survived. Washington failed to capitalize after manhandling the smaller Wildcats to start the second half -- a 171-12 advantage in total yards -- yet made the plays when it needed to down the stretch.Arizona: The Wildcats quick-tempo offense went into a slumber for a long stretch of the second half and its defense was manhandled at times by the Huskies. Arizona had a shot at the end and failed, but the bigger concern is depth after seeing another running back go down.GRIFFEYS BLOCKDawkins did most of the work on a 79-yard TD run in the second quarter, turning what appeared to be a tackle in the backfield into an electrifying run.Receiver Trey Griffey provided a last-second boost, racing from the opposite side of the field to block Washingtons Jojo McIntosh just before he reached Dawkins around the 10-yard line. Griffey closed fast and got in front of McIntosh, allowing Dawkins to score.BROWNINGS CRACK BACKGriffey wasnt the only one making big blocks. Browning had one of his own and it was a big one.With John Ross taking the handoff on a reverse, Browning turned back and bore down on Arizonas Calvin Allen. The 281-pound defensive end didnt see Browning coming and Washingtons quarterback leveled him with a crack-back block , nearly spinning Allen all the way around.UP NEXTWashington: The Huskies host No. 7 Stanford next Friday in what should be just the fourth game ever between top-10 teams at Husky Stadium.Arizona: The Wildcats play at UCLA next Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '