What once looked like a potential sweep is now an intriguing series as the Toronto Raptors bested the Philadelphia 76ers 103-88 in Game 5 on Monday night. The win was the second straight for Toronto, and a series that was started off 3-0 in Philadelphia’s favor is now 3-2 with Game 6 set to be played in Toronto on Thursday night.
The Raptors were without All-Star guard Fred VanVleet due to a hip injury he suffered in Game 4, but they got plenty of other contributions. Pascal Siakam led the way for Toronto with a near triple-double — 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Precious Achiuwa scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds off of the bench, and Gary Trent Jr. and OG Anunoby added 16 points apiece. Toronto shot 50 percent from the floor and turned the ball over just nine times.
On the other side, all five of the Sixers starters scored in double figures — led by Joel Embiid (20 points, 11 rebounds) — but none of them played particularly well, and Philadelphia’s bench was outscored 29-11 over the course of the contest.
TORONTO FORCES GAME 6 🦖
The @Raptors dominate the Sixers in Philly to send the series back North of the border! pic.twitter.com/FaWwtNbw9G
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 26, 2022
Raptors beat the Sixers 103-88 to force a Game 6 😤
Siakam: 23 PTS | 10 REB | 7 AST
Philly had a 3-0 series lead… pic.twitter.com/ouPqqGReCc
— Overtime (@overtime) April 26, 2022
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