Philadelphia 76ers will take on to Toronto Raptors in the Game 2 of the playoff season of 2021-22. In the game 1, 76ers won the match against Raptors with 131-111.
The Joel Embiid and James Harden light show was up and running in game 1. Tyrese Maxwell was the lead scorer with 38 and Harden & Embiid added 22 and 19, respectively. The 21-year-old had a beautiful game, and it is not looking optimistic in the Raptors side of things. The threes proved a gateway to glory, as 16 out of 32 fared well.
The bleakness did not stop in the scoreline for the Toronto side. Scottie Barnes was taken away injured. A somewhat reliable guard on Joel Embiid, Barnes acrimoniously collapsed and was taken off the court. With 7 minutes left to play, Toronto ad trimmed down the lead back to 14 points, but Tyrese provided an additional mountain of a challenge late in the game.
Philadelphia 76ers Match Preview
In a side with James Harden, Tyrese Maxwell performed in a spectacular show-stopping fashion. It did pay off to have stars in the team like Joel Embiid and James Harden, as the Toronto defense was putting too much of their focus on the two of them. Embiid, with 19 points and 15 rebound double, will continue to be a physical menace in the coming games of the series. Tyrese will also help speed up the transition of 76ers, which is generally slower. Philadelphia’s just four turnovers will undoubtedly be an asset to the team in the coming game, a really big boost to their confidence.
Toronto Raptors Match Preview
Pascal Siakam will once be the front and center of the recovery in the series. His important contribution in the Hawks game, tearing apart the Atlanta defense with 31 points will need a repeat in Philadelphia. Vanvleet’s vocal presence and leadership, in addition to rock-solid defensive play, will have to be employed to a great degree. Scottie’s presence would have been highly desired, but the underdogs will have to make do with what is left to them.
Best picks of the Match
- Tyrese Maxwell – The youngster is proving more than just a handful to the opponent and will continue to do so, unless a mishap happens. There is constant fireworks from him, and the points might even receive a boost as we move deep into the playoffs, as Embiid and Harden’s presence will be a great assurance.
- James Harden– All eyes were on the franchise man and will continue to be, as long as they are in the playoff run. Even though Tyrese stole the show, James Harden could be primed for a season highlight performance.
- Pascal Siakam – Pascal Siakam will have to bear a herculean burden to come back in the series. He will have to muster all the positive energy from his excellent regular season turnouts and convert them into postseason wonder.
Fixture: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Game 2
Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time: 17-Apr-2022 and 8 p.m. (USA Time)
Venue: Wells Fargo Stadium
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Predicted Lineup
Philadelphia 76ers: James Harden (PG), Tyrese Maxey (SG), Matisse Thybulle (SF), Tobias Harris (PF) and Joel Embiid (C)
Toronto Raptors: Fred VanFleet (PG), Gary Trent(SG), Pascal Siakam (PF), OGAnunoby ( SF) and Precious Achiuwa (C)
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds & Spreads:
Philadelphia is (-176) to win and Raptors are (+135 ) to win
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Head to Head Stats
76ers have won 42 times and the Raptors have won 61 times in the head-to-head clashes. The recent one, outside of the playoff games, was on March 20, when Raptors edged out 76ers 93-88 in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Match Prediction
76ers look healthy and uplifted, going into the next game. James Harden will have to prove his worth, as well as Joel Embiid. Raptors will have to be even more physical, and gritty in stopping a star-studded team. However, the quality on the Philadelphia side is too much to handle, or so it seems. Philadelphia 76ers might even go for a clean sweep.
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