The Raptors keep on rolling, even though their play is not exactly conducive to post-season success.

One of these days, greater attention on defence must be paid, better starts must be forged and more looks down low must be initiated.

Until then, the Raptors can find ways against sub-standard teams to produce wins as they continue to take aim on the Atlantic Division title.

With Kyle Lowry back in the lineup and playing like an all-star, with Jonas Valanciunas having a career scoring night and enough complementary pieces making plays on either end of the floor, the Raptors were able to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers, 125-114.

Way too many points were surrendered and not enough stops made, too may blow-bys, vulnerable on the perimeter, areas the Raptors need to somehow address by the time the playoffs arrive next weekend or face the real possibility of a one-and-done post-season.

With four games left in the regular season, home court is a definite possibility, a mere formality with Brooklyn dropping its game to the host Magic.

Toronto’s magic number to clinch the Atlantic and earn home court is now one, a title the franchise can earn for the second time in franchise history by as early as Friday when the desperate Knicks come to town.

Toronto also has the tiebreaker with Brooklyn, but that seems irrelevant given how easy the Raptors schedule is in the remaining four tips.

New York will heave shots from anywhere on the floor, something the Raptors must contain.

Active in the paint, assertive when he got touches, Valanciunas showed no signs of any lingering emotional effects stemming from his impaired driving incident earlier in the week.