The Raptors Edge Out The 76ers In A Close One
The Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-121. Both teams now know what playoff spot they will have. The Raptors will be the Eastern Conference’s 2nd-seed, while the Philadelphia 76ers will be the 6th-seed. Both teams were evenly matched throughout the game. Despite winning, the Raptors trailed at halftime but took over in the second half.
Not a single Raptors player finished with 20 or more points, but point guard Kyle Lowry did put up 19 points and 3 assists. Backup forward Chris Boucher finished with 19 points and added another 9 rebounds. All-star Pascal Siakam didn’t have a great game scoring wise with 15 points, but he did haul in 9 rebounds and dished out 4 assists. Fred VanVleet didn’t have a great game either with only 10 points, and 6 assists. Although know one scored an enormous amount of points, 6 players did finish with double-digits totals.
One starter that definitely stood out for the 76ers was forward Tobias Harris. The veteran had 22 points along with 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. All-star center Joel Embiid only played 13 minutes accumulating 5 points, but did have 9 rebounds. Most of the 76ers points came off the bench with Guard Furkan Korkmaz adding another 21 points. Backup point guard Raul Neto had 17 points, while forward Mike Scott scored another 12. The 76ers bench outscored the starters 67-54.
Both teams have one final game before the playoffs start in Orlando. The Raptors will take on the Western Conference’s 3rd-seeded Denver Nuggets. The 76ers will play against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are currently the 4th-seed in the Western Conference.
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