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The Toronto Raptors have Wednesday in the North American professional basketcompetitie (NBA) in the Air Canada Centre a convincing 96-78 victory booked in the winner against the Boston Celtics.

Thus, the Raptors are well on your way to the victory in the Eastern Conference. With only four days to go in the regular season before the start of the play-offs, they count three victories over the Celtics. Their 56th win of the season is also a matching of the clubrecord from 2015-2016.

For the Raptors was DeMar DeRozan luminary with sixteen points, Kyle Lowry was good for thirteen points and five assists. The Celtics missed again for the injured Kyrie Irving, making substitute player Marcus Morris was the top scorer with 21 points.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76’ers advanced to the fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Without Joel Embiid won the Sixers with 108-115 on the field of the Detroit Pistons. Good for win number 48 of the season, the same number as the Cleveland Cavaliers of LeBron James. JJ Redick was the most productive player with 25 points, rookie Ben Simmons scored sixteen.

Results:

Toronto – Boston 96-78

LA Lakers – San Antonio 122-112 n.v.

Atlanta – Miami 86-115

New Orleans – Memphis 123-95

Detroit – Philadelphia 108-115

Orlando – Dallas 105-100

Standings (wins, losses, winning percentage):

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Toronto 56 22 0.718 (x)

2. Boston 53 25 0.679 (x)

3. Cleveland 48 30 0.615 (x)

4. Philadelphia 48 30 0.615 (x)

5. Indiana 46 32 0.590 (x)

6. Miami 43 36 0.544 (x)

7. Washington 42 36 0.538 (x)

8. Milwaukee 42 36 0.538 (x)

9. Detroit 37 41 0.474

10. Charlotte 34 45 0.430

11. Chicago 27 51 0.346

12. New York 27 51 0.346

13. Brooklyn 25 53 0.321

14. Orlando 24 54 0.308

15. Atlanta 22 57 0.278

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Houston 63 15 0.808 (x)

2. Golden State 57 21 0.731 (x)

3. Portland 48 30 0.615 (x)

4. Utah 45 33 0.577

5. San Antonio 45 34 0.570

6. Oklahoma City 45 34 0.570

7. Minnesota 44 34 0.564

8. New Orleans 44 34 0.564

9. Denver 43 35 0.551

10. LA Clippers 42 36 0.538

11. LA Lakers 34 44 0.436

12. Sacramento 25 54 0.316

13. Dallas 24 55 0.304

14. Memphis 21 57 0.269

15. Phoenix 20 59 0.253

Program of Thursday:

Indiana – Golden State

Cleveland – Washington

Houston – Portland

Milwaukee – Brooklyn

Utah – LA Clippers

Denver – Minnesota

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