Philadelphia 76ers 116 – 95 Toronto Raptors
PHI leads 2-1
Joel Embiid dazzled throughout Game 3, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 Game 3 win over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. The win gives the Sixers a 2-1 lead in the series.
Heck of a performance from the big fella.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 3, 2019
In just 28 minutes of action, he registered a double-double of 33 points and 10 rebounds while also recording 5 blocks and 3 assists.
It was a team effort from the 76ers with starters Simmons, Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler, JJ Redick and Tobias Harris all scoring in double figures.
Simmons had 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and was given the defensive assignment on Toronto’s All-Star Kawhi Leonard.
Throughout the regular season, the Raptors ranked 10th in the league for three-pointers attempted per game. But in Philadelphia, they were far too reluctant to let it go.
Many of Philly's closeouts have been awesome tonight. Toronto's guys not looking to take as many 3s but Sixers have Embiid waiting at the rim, Raps gonna need to hit a few to open this up #NBACast https://t.co/MZJKpQsTvg pic.twitter.com/8D0j9P4S74
— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) May 3, 2019
The Raptors were knocking down a little over 12 threes per game while attempting just under 34 attempts each game. A percentage of 36.6%.
But in Game 3, the 76ers continually closed out and had the Raptors second guessing their shots which resulted in them finishing 6-23 from deep, 26.1%.
The Raptors were led by Kawhi Leonard’s 33 points, but he didn’t get much help on the offensive end.
The Raptors will look to bounce back in Sunday’s Game 4.