Raptors extend series after Game 5 win over 76ers
The Toronto Raptors extended their series with the Philadelphia 76ers after they defeated them on Monday night
The Toronto Raptors defeated the 76ers on Monday night in their Eastern Conference first-round series against Philadelphia.
Without Fred VanVleet, they still forced a Game 6 in Toronto with their 103-88 victory.
Pascal Siakam totaled 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while reserve forward Precious Achiuwa outscored Philadelphia’s bench, with 17 points to the 76ers 11 bench points.
Joel Embiid with a thumb injury
76ers’ Joel Embiid had 20 points, playing with a thumb injury that wore him out at times in the third quarter, and James Harden scored 15 points on 4-11 shooting. Embiid will persevere through the rest of the season before undergoing thumb surgery.
Philadelphia will play Game 6 without Matisse Thybulle, who was on the bench Games 3 and 4. The 25-year-old is not allowed to enter Canada as he’s not fully vaccinated against covid-19.