Raptors comeback not enough, 76ers even series

Tomas Karageorgos | Report

The Philadelphia 76ers came out with a completely different mindset going into game 2 as they won 94-89 to tie the series at 1-1.

Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, and Pascal Siakam combined for 76 of Toronto’s 89 points. Leonard scored 35 points and also had seven rebounds and six assists. Lowry scored 20 points with five boards and five assists, and Pascal Siakam scored 21 points along with seven rebounds.

Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka had all 5 of Toronto’s points off the bench. Ibaka also committed four personal fouls in 13 minutes of action.

Toronto attempted 90 shots on the night and made 33, and made 10 three-pointers from 37 attempts.

Jimmy Butler recorded a double-double as he scored 30 points and grabbed 10 boards for Philadelphia. Joel Embiid finished with 12 points, as eight of those came from the free-throw line. Ben Simmons was limited to six points but had seven rebounds.

James Ennis III scored 13 points off the bench, and former Raptor Greg Monroe scored 10 points and had five rebounds in 12 minutes.

Pascal Siakam’s speed is a threat, and it has been used to expose slower players like Embiid.

Marc Gasol may not be putting up big points, but his passing helps create plays for teammates.

The Raptors attempted to make a comeback in each quarter in the second half, but Philadelphia did not let up. The series shifts to the city of brotherly love for games 3 and 4.

Game 3 is on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.

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