Ouch! That's gotta hurt!
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Sorry Joel, it looks like you'll be tearing up down that tunnel once again
Wow! I know I have said this before but this was one hundred percent the Eastern Conference final (all over again). Both of these teams remembered what happened last post season and were fighting for everything they had. It was nice to see Drake (Toronto Native) and Meek Mill (Philadelphia Native) both in attendance at the game. Mind you they were on different sides of the court but it was all brotherly love between them before and after the game. Toronto will continue their win streak and bring it to four games.
Now even though the game was neck and neck through all forty-eight minutes, I would like to mention what Embiid contributed but I can’t. He only contributed 13 reb but 0 pts. Joel Embiid went 0-11 from the field and for the first time ever in his five year career had 0 pts!
Toronto outscored the 76ers in the paint 44-28 just proving that they can do it.
Although the Raptors showcased great and champion like defence, the 76ers had a couple players who led the team. Like Josh Richardson and Tobias Harris. Richard would lead all Philadelphia players with 25 pts and 6 reb.
Pascal Siakam and his good friend Fred had quite the night. Especially Siakam who with just over one minutes to play gave Toronto the last and final lead with a contested jump through Embiid. Siakam had a game high 25 pts while Fred Van Vleet was one point shy of tying that game high.
Toronto went on a 10-0 run to end the game and a part of that run, ended with Pascal sprinting down the court and ending the game with a two handed jam getting the home crowd on their feet. The 76ers were held to 16 pts in the last frame.
Toronto will gladly take home this win and welcome home RJ Barret and his last place Knicks. Well, tied for last place in the East with them and the Hawks both sitting at 4-13. Tip of is at 7:30 pm. You can expect a circus surrounding Rj’s arrival.
Toronto 101-96 Philadelphia