Game Reviews: Philadelphia 76ers @ Toronto Raptor. ECSF Game 7.


After a series which went back and forth between the 76ers and the Raptors, it concluded with a game 7. The Game was ended by one of the most spectacular buzzer beaters I have ever seen.

The Philadelphia 76ers started Joel Embiid at the 5, he played 45 minutes this game and shot 33.3% from the field making only 6 of his 18 shots, included in that is his 16.7% from 3-point range where he shot 1-6. The strongest part of his game in this game was his free throw shooting as he shot 8-9 which is 88.9%. He grabbed 10 defensive rebounds and 1 offensive rebound, giving him a total of 11 boards. He dished out 4 assists and got 3 blocks. He scored 21 points.

Jesse D. Garrabrant

Ben Simmons was starting at Point Guard for the 76ers, he played 42 minutes and scored 13 points on 80% from the field and 83.3% from the line. He grabbed 8 total boards, got 5 assists and 3 blocks. James Ennis came off the bench for Philadelphia, he scored 6 points on 50% shooting from the field and 100% from beyond the arc, shooting 1-1. He grabbed 2 rebounds in 14 minutes of game time.

May 12, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (middle) is congratulated after making the game winning basket against Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during game seven of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto defeated Philadelphia. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Pascal Siakam started as a forward for the Raptors, he played 37 minutes and scored 11 points on 4-11, 36.4%, shooting from the field. He grabbed 11 rebounds, got 2 assists and 2 steals. Kawhi Leonard started as the other forward for the Raptors, he played 43 minutes this game and scored 41 points on 41% shooting from the field, 22.2% from 3 and 87.5% from the line. He grabbed 8 rebounds, dished out 3 assists and got 3 steals. Kawhi won the game for the raptors on a mid-range buzzer beater that you can watch below.

Video of Kawhi’s series ending shot.

Fred VanVleet came off the bench for the Raptors and played 15 minutes, he scored 4 points which all came from the free throw line. He grabbed 1 rebound and got 2 steals.

In the end, it was the Raptors who won the game and the series and they would go on to beat the Warriors in the NBA Finals.


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