It’s almost time for Game 7, the winner-take-all contest for the Raptors and Sixers, part of a series that could be decided by which team gets hot from the perimeter. How will the Sixers and Raptors adjust? Brett Brown and the Philadelphia 76ers forced a Game 7, and now we are down to a winner-take-all game on Sunday for the Raptors in Toronto.
After Raps coach Nick Nurse made some questionable decisions in Game 6, Sixers coach Brett Brown rode his team hard, coasting on Embiid’s airplane for as long as it can fly. Unfortunately for Toronto, the gamble paid off. And this time it was the Sixers’ supporting cast that showed up, while the Raptors’ supporting cast shrivelled.
With both teams at the crossroads and their future hanging in the balance on the outcome, the stakes are definitely bigger. Both coaches should be feeling the pressure to use every adjustment and counter-adjustments available.
We have some ideas below, but whether either coach will use them is another question.
For the Sixers
There are a lot of things that went the Sixers’ way in Game 6. But the win would not have happened had they did not come in hungry, assertive, and …
Author: JD Quirante / Raptors HQ