76ers vs. Raptors: A History of the Rivalry

When Do the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors Play Next?

Philadelphia 76ers tickets and Toronto Raptors tickets can be found on their respective team pages, along with schedule information.

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Are the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors Rivals?

Yes, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors have a unique rivalry within the Eastern Conference of the NBA. Both the 76ers and the Raptors are in the Atlantic Division, with the winner of the division receiving an automatic berth into the NBA Playoffs. Additionally, the 76ers and Raptors have been contenders in the Eastern Conference, routinely making the Conference Semifinals or Finals in recent years.

Who Are the Philadelphia 76ers’ Biggest Rivals?

The 76ers have their most intense rivalries with other teams that comprise the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference: the Toronto Raptors, the Boston Celtics, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. The 76ers also have historical rivalries with the Washington Wizards and the Miami Heat.

Who Are the Toronto Raptors’ Biggest Rivals?

The Raptors have intense rivalries with the four other teams within the Atlantic Division: the Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. Based on recent playoff matchups, the Raptors’ most intense rivalries are with the 76ers and the Nets.

Game Results Between the 76ers & Raptors

Coming into the 2023–2024 season, Philadelphia and Toronto have squared off in 127 games, with Toronto holding a 62–45 edge in head-to-head wins. In four NBA Playoff series, the overall margin is 11 wins to 9 for Philadelphia, including two series wins to Toronto’s one. All three series between Philadelphia and Toronto went at least six games, including two that went a full seven.

DateHome TeamAway TeamLocationWinnerScore
2023-11-0376ersRaptorsWells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia114-99
2023-10-28Raptors76ersScotiabank ArenaPhiladelphia114-107
2023-03-3176ersRaptorsWells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia117-110
2022-12-1976ersRaptorsWells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia104-101
2022-10-28Raptors76ersScotiabank ArenaPhiladelphia112-90
2022-10-26Raptors76ersScotiabank ArenaToronto119-109
2022-04-07Raptors76ersScotiabank ArenaToronto119-114
2022-03-2076ersRaptorsWells Fargo CenterToronto93-88
2021-12-28Raptors76ersScotiabank ArenaPhiladelphia114-109
2021-11-1176ersRaptorsWells Fargo CenterToronto115-109

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors History

While the Raptors and 76ers have been playing regular season games against each other since 1995, the rivalry didn’t develop in earnest until the turn of the millennium. In the 2001 NBA Playoffs, the 76ers led by MVP guard Allen Iverson and Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo squared off against Vince Carter and Charles Oakley’s Toronto Raptors.

While Toronto threw the first punch in the series, nabbing game one, Iverson retook the reins in game two, dropping 54 points to even things up. Toronto wouldn’t go down easily though, winning game three at home comfortably behind another 50-burger, this time from Carter. Philadelphia would go on to win the series, taking three out of the next four games, including an 88–87 victory in game seven.

Things would be equally contentious the next time these two historic franchises squared off in the Playoffs, this time in the 2019 Eastern Conference Semifinals. The eventual NBA Champion Raptors, led by two-time Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and All-Star guard Kyle Lowry would topple future league MVP Joel Embiid and All-NBA guards Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons from Philadelphia in seven games.

In this series, neither team would win more than two games in a row. Toronto took game one with a 13-point victory before Philly would respond, winning games two and three. After the Raptors responded with two straight wins of their own, they had a chance to close the series out on the road in game six. However, a heroic 25-point and 8-assist performance from Butler — which included holding Leonard in check — powered Philadelphia to victory and on to a game seven. Leonard would eventually dash the 76ers championship aspirations in Scotiabank Arena, scoring 41 points, hauling in 11 rebounds and hitting the series-winning shot from the right baseline as time expired.

Where Do the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers Play?

The Toronto Raptors have called Scotiabank Arena their home since 1999. Owned by the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Group (which also owns the Raptors, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Maple Leaf Square outside of the arena), Scotiabank Arena is located on Bay Street in downtown Toronto, just on the coast of Lake Ontario. The arena was originally constructed as the Toronto Postal Delivery Building during World War II and was repurposed to a 19,800-seat arena in the 1990s.

Wells Fargo Center, located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex alongside Lincoln Financial Field, has been the home of the Philadelphia 76ers since 1996. While Lincoln Financial Field is the home of the Eagles in the NFL, Wells Fargo Center plays host to both the 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL. The multipurpose arena seats up to 21,000 fans and sits along the Delaware River in South Philly.

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