Raps tie series at 2-2 with tight win in Philly

Tomas Karageorgos | Report

The big names on the Toronto Raptors put in maximum effort against the Philadelphia 76ers to win game 4 on Saturday 101-96.

Kawhi Leonard led scorers with 39 points on 13-20 shooting, and also had 14 rebounds along with five assists. Marc Gasol had his best postseason game as a Raptor thus far as he scored 16 points. Kyle Lowry came out in the first quarter with determination and finished the game with 14.

With Pascal Siakam dealing with soreness, Serge Ibaka played more minutes and scored 12 points on 6-12 shooting. Danny Green had 11, most points came at the free-throw line during crucial moments.

All 76ers starters scored in double figures. Jimmy Butler recorded a double-double with 29 points and 11 rebounds. JJ Reddick had 19 points and shot 4-7 from three, Tobias Harris had 16. Joel Embiid was dealing with illness and scored 11 points while grabbing eight boards and providing seven assists. Ben Simmons scored 10.

Philadelphia coach Brett Brown provided details on how his centre was feeling prior to game 4.

Kawhi Leonard has forcefully led the Raptors throughout the playoffs, and his numbers prove just that. He has put up impressive numbers during this series.

Lowry had seven points in the first six minutes of the game.

Ibaka had a pair of big blocks in this game.

Leonard shot 5-7 from three-point range, including what was ultimately the game winner.

Game 5 is on Tuesday in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.

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