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Game 1: Philadelphia 76ers at Toronoto Raptors 7:40 PM EST.
Even though these teams have not met each other since February 5th, it’s been clear the Raptors have held the edge between the two. The Toronto Raptors finished 21-3 against the 76ers on the regular season.
In the postseason, Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.8 points, 3.0 assists, and 6.6 rebounds. 76ers roster and Coach Brett Brown all know to win tonight will require tight defense against Leonard.
“We have the ability to have multiple people guard Kawhi,” Brown said. “For sure, (Simmons) will be on him. I think we have different candidates. We hope to show Kawhi some different looks.”
– 76ers Coach Brett Brown
As stated from Coach Brown, look to see Ben Simmons take on covering Kawhi Leonard tonight.
MATCH / TOTAL POINTS DOUBLE: Toronto Raptors / Over 218.5 (+110)
Toronto has had their way with the Sixers this year. The Raptors have the most total wins over the 76ers by an opponent in one season in the past five years (21-3 on the season).
76ers on average are putting up 122.4 points on their last 5 while the Raptors are averaging 106.4. If these teams keep their scoring like they have been doing in the postseason, this score could go well over 220 points.