Raptors win game 5 by record margin

Tomas Karageorgos | Report

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by 36 points on Tuesday night 125-89, and now lead 3-2.

This was the largest margin of victory that the Raptors have ever had in a postseason game. They also had two other wins during these playoffs that went into the record books.

Pascal Siakam led the way with 25 points and eight rebounds. Kawhi Leonard recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 boards. Kyle Lowry set the tone early on again and finished with 19 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Danny Green had 17 points, all of which came from beyond the arc. Marc Gasol had 11.

The Raptors bench performed well in this game, as everyone who was dressed got minutes. The most notable player off the bench was Serge Ibaka yet again, who had 10 points.

Jimmy Butler scored the most points for Phialdelphia with 22, and seven assists. Tobias Harris had 15, and Joel Embiid still felt under the weather and scored 13. The 76ers backcourt of Ben Simmons and JJ Reddick combined for 10 points.

Ibaka had to leave the game late in the first quarter to get three stitches after receiving an elbow from teammate Kawhi Leonard when they both went up to grab a rebound.

The accident that happened earlier did not effect Ibaka’s play whatsoever.

Lowry is known for his tough play, and is impactful on both ends of the floor.

Leonard made sure the fans went home happy, as he produced two highlight reel dunks.

The series shifts to Philadelphia for game 6 on Thursday night.

Toronto looks to close it out at Wells Fargo Center and move onto the Eastern Conference finals. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.

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