The Toronto Raptors had their first win of the series against the Philadelphia 76ers110-102 and go home with With 34 points from Pascal Siakam, the Toronto Raptors dodged elimination on this and extended their first-round NBA playoff series.
They win the fist fame of the series
The Raptors who still need to win 3 more games against the strong 76ers have gained a little more confidence and see qualifications opportunities in front of their home crowd thanks to Siakam’s heroics.
The Cameroonian forward took a playoff-record 34 points on 10/19 shooting and added 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals.
With Fred VanVleet leaving the game in the second quarter due to injury, Siakam’s point guard Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 points.
Young Scottie Bares, who was voted as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year on Saturday, returned from his time off of two games due to injury and manage to complete 26 minutes on the court where he was able to score 6 points and protect 11 rebounds.
Embiid had a chance to shine
Meanwhile, the Sixers could have felt overconfident and suffered from a poor performance by star Joel Embiid, who has been playing with some discomfort due to a thumb problem in his right hand since the previous game, in which he scored a spectacular game-winning three-pointer in overtime by taking the shot during right at the buzzard.
The other Cameroonian superstar and the NBA’s leading scorer of the season committed to doing his very best and finished with 21 points and 8 rebounds while James Harden managed to bring 22 points to the scoreboard in his collaborative efforts to have turned the game around, however they were not sufficient.
He will undergo an MRI back in Philly
Embiid’s hand discomfort is a real concern for the Sixers, he will undergo an MRI upon his return to Philadelphia to determine the extent of the injury in his right hand.