Five thoughts on last night’s Game 6: 76ers 112, Raptors 101

After a frustrating road effort, we’ll see the Raptors back home on Sunday… for Game 7. I guess we knew it wasn’t going to be easy. But was it wrong to hope that it would be? I really, really didn’t want this series to go seven games.
But, Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons were magnificent, Joel Embiid had a Kyle Lowry-esque impact without scoring much, Toronto couldn’t keep anyone off the glass and couldn’t hit a shot, and well… that’s how you end up with another lopsided loss in a series that’s had its share of them.
The Raptors Did Not Come to Play
There were a ton of plays last night that you could point to, on both ends, to demonstrate how poorly prepared the Raptors were for this game or with how little urgency they played. But I’d like to point to one play with about 8.5 minutes to go in the game.
Philadelphia is up 22. It’s desperation time for Toronto: That time where you have to make one last push before packing it in for garbage time.
Toronto has possession. Serge Ibaka has a mismatch on Jimmy Butler on the …

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Author: Josh Kern / Raptors HQ

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