A 23 point lead evaporated while the arena was chanting for Reggie Evans to check back into the game; but the Raptors withstood a furious rally from the Sixers to win the last game of the ‘first’ half of the season. It was a game of runs; Toronto had two to take the lead, and Philly went on one to get back into the game. At the end, it was Bargnani who was involved on every big play down the stretch who brought it home.
In five minutes, Evans never lost sight of what makes him tick and what qualities he brings to Toronto's table.
As expected, he lost his wind about two minutes into his debut.
Not surprisingly, he tried things he would normally not attempt, understandable given how excited he appeared.
All in all, it was quite the debut, a coming-out party that has no parallel in Raptors history.