NBA Playoffs | Sixers finish the job in the Raptors' Scotiabank Arena
Under the media pressure of them struggling in Game 6, the Sixers withstood the hell of Scotiabank Arena and the Raptors' break in the first quarter (40-36). Tyrese Maxey and Danny Green allowed the Sixers to stay ahead at halftime (61-62).
Decisive third quarter. Called upon to support a dominant Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey twice quickly widened the gap (67-79). Then it was the turn of two baskets in a row by James Harden, including a triple that forced Toronto to take a knee (70-92).
The Raptors never recovered, while on the other side, Georges Niang, Tobias Harris and James Harden finished burying the Raptors under an avalanche of baskets. Now Toronto in vcanza, and 76ers at the time of Miami to start the second round of playoffs.
Toronto - Philadephia 97-132 (1-4). Boxscore: 24p+10r Boucher, 24 Siakam, 19 Trent Jr, 18 Barnes for the Raptors; 33p+10r Embiid, 25 Maxey, 22p+15as Harden, 19p+11r Harris, 12 Green for the Sixers.