The Toronto basketball players reduced to 1: 3 against Philadelphia in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in the NBA League, as they won 110: 102 tonight.
The Raptors were led by Pascal Sjakam with 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists. He shot 10/19, and 13/15 from the free throw line. Gary Trent scored 24 points, Thaddeus Young 13 points, with five rebounds, five assists and three steals, and O J Annubi scored 11 points with five rebounds.
The best “hands” of the season, Scotty Barnes, returned to the Toronto team after a break of two games due to a foot injury, and he scored six points with 11 rebounds.
In the Philadelphia team, the most efficient were James Harden with 22 points, with nine assists, five rebounds and three blocks, and Joel Embid with 21 points and eight rebounds. He played despite a thumb injury, and he shot 7/16.
Tobias Harris added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Tyris Maxi added 11 points, with six rebounds and six assists.
Philadelphia needs another victory to advance to the second round, and the fifth game is scheduled for Monday night.
No team in the history of the NBA League managed to make up for the 0/3 deficit in the playoffs.