Raptors spoil Philly’s playoff party again with dominant Game 5 win

Apr 26 2022, 2:26 am

Things have officially gotten interesting between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers.

After falling into a 3-0 hole that no team in NBA history has ever recovered from, the Raptors have now trimmed the deficit in their first-round series to 3-2 after a 103-88 win in Game 5 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Monday.

The Raptors only led 29-27 after the first quarter, but extended that lead to 13 points by the half thanks to a dominant defensive performance in a second quarter in which they outscored the 76ers 25-14.

The scoring was pretty spread out for Toronto in this one. Pascal Siakam led the way with 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting from the field, adding 10 rebounds for the double-double.

Four other Raptors — Precious Achiuwa, O.G. Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr., and Scottie Barnes — also had double-digit points on the night.

Fred VanVleet did not play on Monday after leaving late in the first half of Game 4 on Saturday with a hip injury.

Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds. James Harden struggled, finishing with 15 points on 4-for-11 shooting.

Game 6 will be played at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Thursday.

More to come…

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