Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors, 5/12/19 NBA Predictions & Odds

The 76ers have outscored the Raptors by 80 points in 192 minutes with Embiid on the floor in this series, and the Raptors have outscored the 76ers by 97 points in the 96 minutes that he's been on the bench.

The Raptors guard told reporters that he popped his dislocated thumb back into place and carried on without further incident.

"Just got everybody together on my staff, I think it totalled 14, and talked about the game, and adjustments, and things that could have come up, and all those types of things, and had fun, and ate great food", Brown said before Sunday's game.

It's not the first time Lowry suffered a dislocated finger during the playoffs, previously suffering one during the Raptors' victory over the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of their first-round series. Kawhi Leonard led all scorers 41 points (franchise record in a Game 7, previously 35 points - K. Lowry 5/15/16), 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on during the second quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Celtics during the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. "We're going to have to continue to grow and we're going to have to play better". He is followed by Jimmy Butler with 19.7 ppg, 6.2 boards and 5.5 dimes per game.

Philadelphia won a crucial Game 6 on Thursday to force one more contest in a series that has see-sawed since it began.

"We didn't knock down open shots early, you know, and they played well". Leonard played in just 60 games with a severe case of load management as Nick Nurse stitched together a newfound veteran core.

Rebounding had been a huge issue for the Raptors in this series and they knew it heading into Game 7. "Again, he played a lot of minutes, I think he played the whole second half and he was great down the stretch defensively".

A win Sunday would be viewed as just another step closer to the ultimate goal for a squad that was rebuilt for immediate success in mind: a spot in the National Basketball Association finals this season.

A rare moment of gravitas for Embiid during his young career, and one that just might be the trigger for bigger things to come. What if an ankle turns, or the ball slips out of a hand, or a shot catches just a little too much rim? "Things like that we've got to control". He didn't just save the Raptors' season and make team history in the process, he gave us a truly iconic moment in sport. "We needed them and it helped us big-time". Leonard has averaged 33.7 points with a 67.7 true shooting percentage, plus 10.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists a game against Philadelphia this series.

Leonard was fouled with 10.8 seconds left. Toronto will need someone other than Leonard and Siakam to step up tonight. But after winning the first quarter in Game 7, the Raptors trailed in the second, in the third, and in the fourth. And when the Raptors' season was seemingly on the brink, they dug down for a three-possession stretch of elite defense.

Portland's star Damian Lillard had an bad shooting night, making just three of 17 shots for 13 points, although two of them were crucial three-pointers in the fourth quarter. It was an usually high-volume game from a typically efficient player. My concern is Lowry has a history of going into a shell in big playoff games.

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