NBA Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers – 17h00 04/20/2022: First win away from home.
There were no surprises in Game 2 between Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers, when Harden and his teammates easily defeated the opponent with a score of 112-97. Scottie Barnes’ injury in this match added to the anxiety for the Dinosaurs, in the context that their first game at home is very close. In order to bring the game back to balance, the Raptors must win the next match.
Toronto Raptors have finished 5th in the Eastern standings after the regular season, after a strong break towards the end of the season. Two consecutive defeats against the Sixers in the first round of the Playoffs are pushing Nurse Nick into a difficult position. Philadelphia 76ers were unlucky when they finished in 4th place on the East Coast, they were behind the Bucks and Celtics in head-to-head difference. The 2-0 advantage in this BO7 is creating a great opportunity for Embiid and his teammates to finish round 1 soon.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Handicap
- Quarter 1: Toronto Raptors
- Quarter 2: Philadelphia 76ers
- Quarter 3: Toronto Raptors
- Quarter 4: Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers showed a completely different face than in the regular season when they defeated the Raptors by over 15 points in both matches. This is also the biggest gap they have created against the opponent since the Preseason last season. The excellence of Maxey and Embiid is really hard to stop, despite the efforts of Siakam and his teammates. The Cameroonian Big Man had 31 points and completed the Double Double with 11 rebounds all game. James Harden didn’t score much and also lost the ball a lot, but he is returning to the role of a quality two-way PG when defending and attacking quite well. Three times to steal the ball and 2 blocks are proof of the return of The Beard – the annoying hindrance. Regarding the Raptors, the absence of the player who played the best in Game 1, Scottie Barnes, is affecting this team a lot. This rookie had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and almost got a Triple Double with 8 assists in the first match of this BO7. Although Anunoby – Siakam – VanVleet still played effectively, it was still too difficult to overcome the current Sixers – full of energy. Despite the home-field advantage, James Harden and his teammates are still likely to bring Game 3 of this Playoffs, preparing for the next round.
Philadelphia 76ers’ scoring ability in both games against the Raptors is very impressive, the opponent was more certain in the last match but they still got a score of over 110 easily. If Scottie Barnes continues to recuperate, the Raptors will still have to play proactively in defense. The upcoming match may turn to Under 214.5 again.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers final score prediction & odds
- Quarter 1: Toronto Raptors 28 – 26 Philadelphia 76ers
- Quarter 2: Toronto Raptors 18 – 31 Philadelphia 76ers
- Quarter 3: Toronto Raptors 28 – 22 Philadelphia 76ers
- Quarter 4: Toronto Raptors 25 – 27 Philadelphia 76ers
- Halftime: Toronto Raptors 46 – 57 Philadelphia 76ers ( U )
- Fulltime: Toronto Raptors 99 – 106 Philadelphia 76ers ( U )
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers cluster table
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers lineup prediction
Toronto Raptors: Anunoby, Siakam, Achiuwa, Trent ,VanVleet.
Philadelphia 76ers: Harris, Harden, Embiid, Green, Maxey.
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