The Toronto Raptors are a win away from a berth in the Eastern Conference finals after a 125-89 romp of the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, May 7th, at the Scotiabank Arena.
Toronto now leads the best-of-seven NBA second-round series, 3-2, and can eliminate the 76ers with a win Thursday, May 9, in Philadelphia.
Pascal Siakam, who missed Game 4 in Philadelphia with a calf injury, led the way for the Raptors with 25 points in their biggest playoff victory in franchise history. Star Kawhi Leonard, who has been dominant through the first four games of the series with 152 total points, added 21 and a team-high 13 rebounds.
Kyle Lowry added 19 points, while Danny Green poured in another 17 for Toronto, which outscored Philadelphia, 37-17, in the second quarter to pull away and carry a 64-43 lead into the second half.
“Hopefully it carries over,” Green said of the Raptors dominance on NBA.com. “Hopefully we can continue to move the ball, keep the pace, but also get a rhythm and make some shots.”
The Raptors held Sixers star Joel Embiid to just 13 points. Jimmy Butler led the way for the visitors with 22 points.
Game time Thursday is 8 p.m.