An unpredictable Toronto-Philadelphia collection will lastly attain its conclusion Sunday night time in a decisive Recreation 7. The winner advances to play Milwaukee within the Japanese Convention Finals.
Each the Raptors and 76ers have taken turns successful video games in convincing trend. Philadelphia is the newest winner following its 112-101 victory in opposition to the Raptors in a recreation that wasn’t practically as shut because the 11-point margin might counsel. The Recreation 6 win in Philadelphia got here simply 48 hours after a 36-point demolition by the Toronto in Recreation 5 when Kawhi Leonard obtained assist from his teammates in a uncommon flip of occasions. Leonard has seemingly single-handedly carried the Raptors this collection, accounting for 33 p.c of the workforce’s scoring output.
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Philadelphia’s assault has a lot been more durable to forecast. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have each been nonexistent on some nights – highlighted in Recreation 5 when the duo mixed for simply 20 factors on 15 complete pictures – after which All-Star caliber in different video games like on Friday after they mixed for 38 factors. Whichever Embiid-Simmons model crosses the border to Scotiabank Area on Sunday will doubtless be the primary cause the Sixers do or don’t advance.
Recreation 7 of the Japanese Convention semis may have ramifications extending far past simply the 2019 postseason. An early exit by Toronto might spell the tip of the transient Leonard-era given that he’s a free agent this summer season and is purported to have intentions of becoming a member of the Clippers within the offseason. A loss by Philadelphia may sign the tip of “The Course of” and coach Brett Brown’s time within the Metropolis of Brotherly Love.
The winner heads to Milwaukee on Wednesday night time to play a Bucks workforce that may have had a full week of relaxation since defeating Boston in a five-game collection.
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76ers vs. Raptors: Stay rating, updates from Recreation 7
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6:58 p.m.: Minutes away from deciding who will play the Bucks within the Japanese Convention finals.