The final horn sounded as the ball reached its apex before caroming off the rim several times. This time around, the Raps got their revenge with a 92-90 win in Game 7 over the 76ers. JJ Redick had 17 points, Butler added 16, and Tobias Harris had 14 points and 10 rebounds. It's the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors with the victor advancing to play the Milwaukee Bucks.
Instead they now face an off-season of uncertainty with just about the only positive being that their star centre may have finally learned a lesson in humility. Simmons did it all early (eight points, five assists in the first quarter) and the Sixers got the outside shots to fall - an early domination that happened even as Embiid was held scoreless until he hit a 3 early in the second quarter.
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But the Raptors fired back with an 11-3 run punctuated by a Lowry three-point play that saw Toronto head into the locker-room at halftime up 44-40. And I think he got it as much as anybody, and led us. Getting more production from guys like Marc Gasol (8.7 points, 5.1 rebounds) and Serge Ibaka (8.3 rebounds, 5.6 rebounds) would help immensely for the Raptors. Roughly one of every four Game 7s has been decided by three points or less; 56% have been decided by a single-digit margin.
The Raptors' best chance of persuading free agent Leonard to stay in Toronto is to go deep into the playoffs.
"That was just a great shot", Toronto's Pascal Siakam said of the game-winner.
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"If you just follow our time in Philadelphia - we win 10 games, we've been through a handful of general managers, ping pong balls, different draft picks", Brown said. However, speculation regarding his job security has swirled throughout Philadelphia's playoff push, fueled by noncommittal comments made by Sixers owner Josh Harris in April, as well as a report that suggested that Brown needed to advance to at least the Eastern Conference finals in order to keep his job after general manager Elton Brand went all-in on an expensive, star-studded roster.
But it was Toronto's superstar Leonard who was the hero.
He did it with Embiid in and out of the lineup and with Simmons attempting - what? - six jump shots the entire season? Much like Game 4, Sunday's game was there for the taking and the Sixers couldn't quite do it largely because of factors that were very much in their control. He had a decent game in which he racked up 25 points, seven boards, and four assists to help lead his team to the road upset. Toronto's Kawhi Leonard is 1-2 in his previous Game 7s, shooting 45 percent and averaging 15.7 points.
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