The Toronto Raptors won a big game over a potential Eastern conference championship opponent last night. The 76ers got off to a hot start before Kawhi Leonard, and company started a run of their own.
After the Sixers plague of turnovers in the second quarter, the Raptors gained a lead. Toronto closed the night out with 15 more points from turnovers than Philly.Jimmy Butler’s 38 points couldn’t close the gap. Not even JJ Redick’s 25 points were enough to turn things around with Joel Embiid (10) and Ben Simmons (8) having a low scoring night.
The Raptors shot a below average 43% from the field as a team with Kawhi leading the way with an efficient 36 points. Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam anchored Toronto’s tight defense. The duo did everything including combining for 24 points and 16 rebounds.
The game ended 113 – 102 in favor of Toronto. Philly played a tight game but their turnover struggle was too much to handle. The Raptors continue to increase their lead on the eastern conference with every win they earn.