Toronto Raptors lost to visiting Philadelphia 76ers 106-96, with their star point guard Jose Calderon injuring his hamstring just before the half-time. Philadelphia broke their three-game loosing streak with the much-deserved win.
While Calderon came in the beginning of the third quarter, he could barely last for a few minutes, before being taken to the locker room.
“I was trying to get a layup, and I went up and at that moment I felt a cramp,” Calderon said after the game. “I feel better now, I tried to get back but I wasn’t feeling 100 per cent, it was feeling sore. It is not something that I want to get worse but with the ice I feel better now.”
You can blame the offense of Toronto in the absence of Calderon which led to their second straight loss. Elton Brand scored a season-high 25 points and Andre Miller and Andre Iguodala contributed 18 points for the 76ers. The team which averaged more than 18 turnovers in their past three games, had won only two of their previous ten games with the Raptors.
Jose, who signed a five-year contract extension past season, will have his diagnostics done on Thursday.
“Jose will be fine, he’s a warrior,” Chris Bosh said. “He loves to play. I don’t want him to be worried, I’m not worried, so we just want to be positive, and I hope to see him in uniform Sunday.”
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