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Raptors Smash 76ers in Game 5

After the Toronto Raptors evened the series at two with a Game 4 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, they wanted to keep momentum on their side heading back home. Toronto put its foot on the gas pedal early and often in a dominant 125-89 win in Game 5 over Philadelphia. The Raptors now lead this series 3-2.

Pascal Siakam led the way for Toronto with 25 points. He only shot 36.8 percent from the field. Siakam also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded three assists, blocked one shot, and recorded two steals.

Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and shot 43.8 percent from the field. He also grabbed 13 rebounds, recorded four assists, and recorded two steals.

This might have been Kyle Lowry’s best game in the series. He scored 19 points on 55.6 percent shooting from the field. Lowry also grabbed six rebounds, recorded five assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.

Danny Green scored 17 points and all of his made baskets were from downtown. He also grabbed five rebounds and recorded three steals.

Marc Gasol scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded two steals.

Toronto’s bench scored 32 points in this game. Serge Ibaka scored 10 of them and he also grabbed two rebounds.

Their biggest lead in the game was 40 points and the 76ers biggest lead in the game was seven points.

Jimmy Butler led the way once again for Philadelphia with 22 points. He shot 37.5 percent from the field. Butler grabbed five rebounds, recorded seven assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal. He has been the Philadelphia 76ers best player by far in this series.

Tobias Harris scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds, and recorded two steals.

One of the biggest stories in this game was Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons didn’t seem to make much of an impact once again.

Embiid only scored 13 points on 10 shots. He also grabbed six rebounds, recorded one assist, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.

Ben Simmons only scored seven points on five shots attempted. He also grabbed seven rebounds, recorded four assists, blocked one shot, and recorded two steals.

The Philadelphia 76ers bench scored 29 points. Mike Scott scored 10 of them and he also grabbed four rebounds.

Game 6 of this series will be on Thursday night in Philadelphia. Toronto will look to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2016. The 76ers will look to force a Game 7 and they have not been to the Eastern Conference Finals since 2001.

 

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