Philadelphia defeated Toronto, 112-101, in Game 6 on Thursday and earned an opportunity to return to Canada to battle for the privilege to play the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals.
This is a game the 76ers turned out hoping to win and one player particularly made a point to make that happen
Here are three takeaways from the 76ers’ success over the Raptors in Game 6
Jimmy Butler decided the 76ers wouldn’t lose
There are sure players in the NBA who can will their teams to wins regardless of how his partners are playing. Jimmy Butler can frequently be one of those folks and he was only that in Game 6.
While Butler turned out poorly for 50 points or totally closed down Kawhi Leonard, he finished off the first half with a flurry of buckets, which gave Philadelphia a 15-point lead going into the half and totally set the tone for the final 24 minutes.
He completed with 25, six bounce back and eight assists, yet his vitality was substantial in the win on Thursday. On the off chance that he appears and plays with that equivalent sort of force in Game 7, the 76ers will win this series.
Why would Kawhi Leonard re-sign with the Raptor
We are really asking this inquiry — for what good reason would Leonard re-sign with the Raptors in the wake of viewing the way this series has gone?
Leonard has been his common extraordinary self in these games, averaging 29, 12 points and five helps, yet his teammates have been AWOL for much of the time.
Kyle Lowry — the Raptors’ $33-million man — has been especially suspect all through the playoffs as he was averaging 12.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting (28 percent from the 3-point line) coming into Thursday’s game.
In Game 6, the Raptors got 23 points off the bench — and a decent segment of that (nine points) originated from Serge Ibaka — while the rest came in refuse time.
On the off chance that Leonard won’t get support in Toronto, there isn’t much motivating force for him to returned, so sincerely for what reason would he?
A significant number
In basketball, individuals constantly prefer to discuss how things players do doesn’t appear on the scoresheet. Joel Embiid isn’t regularly one of those players as he is a standout amongst the most beneficial huge men in basketball. In Game 6, in any case, his game was about what he did that a great many people won’t see.
While he’s not 100 percent, he controlled the paint for a significant part of the amusement as Philadelphia commanded the game in focuses scored there. His barrier likewise demonstrated particularly troublesome everywhere throughout the floor.
He had a decent night focuses shrewd, however where his value really showed up was in his plus-minus. He completed the night in addition to 40, which was 11 more than some other player and 25 more than some other starter. Also, this went ahead a night where he scored only 15 points and included 12 bounce back.
Embiid was great in Game 6, even if he might now have appeared to have been at his most productive.