Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors - 03/04/2019 Preview

This will be the 3rd leg of 2018/2019 NBA playoffs round 2, for now, the result is equal 1:1, so this will be a very important match. Since both teams show great form, this must be a very entertaining game, so please read our preview below.

 

Philadelphia 76ers

Phila had a very good season, there were some ups and downs, but nevertheless, they managed to finish in the 3rd place in East. First round made no trouble for 76ers, although they lost game 1 to Nets. But then followed 4 wins in a row, so basically, 76ers held series in their own hands. The round started in the same way, they lost the first match, but then managed to win away game. So it is a very good result because now they have home court advantage and once again everything is in their hands. If they win both games it will be 3:1 and 76ers will have a chance to finish series at home.

Of course, the main players are Embiid, Simmons, Butler. Any of these players can score 30-40 points and carry the team to victory, they are the reason why 76ers are feared, it is very difficult when the team has not one but three leaders, so this year Phila has a very good chance to make it not only to East finals but also to NBA final. Team has huge potential and spirit.

 

Toronto Raptors

Toronto also had a good season. With DeRozan’s departure and Kawhi’s arrival team has improved a lot, because DeRozan and Lowry were too selfish. In playoffs team used to struggle, now Kawhi is carrying the team on his shoulders, and it is a big improvement. However it did not stop Raptors from losing game 1 to Orlando, but then followed 4 wins in a row, as they moved past Magic 4:1, then won 1st game against 76ers but managed to lose 2nd match, and it might be a big trouble, because now Raptors must win at least one away game, otherwise, the result will be 3:1. Teams leaders Leonard, Siakam, Lowry know the stakes and surely will provide better performance than last time.

 

H2H

This will be 7th meeting this season, as Toronto leads 4:2 in total, however, this time 76ers have less pressure and play at home, so they might start catching up.

 

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