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Joel Embiid vs former DPOY Marc Gasol (with career numbers in brackets): 5 games, 2-3 record, 14.0 pts (24.3), 4.4 turnovers (3.7), 34% FG (48%), 1-16 3P (32%).
Ben Simmons vs 2-time DPOY Kawhi Leonard: 3 games, 0-3 record, 13.0 pts (16.4), 8.0 turnovers (3.5), 53% FG (55%).
The Raptors have won 21 of their last 24 games vs Philadelphia, including 13 straight at home (obvious caveats apply). The Sixers last win in Toronto: Nov. 10, 2012. Raps starters were DeRozan, Valanciunas, Bargnani, Calderon, Alan Anderson.
When you know the Raptors-Sixers schedule but won’t tell the world because it brings you some sort of inexplicable joy pic.twitter.com/0Cl809Zl7m
Kyle Lowry was so good against the Magic that Kawhi Leonard said 158 uninterrupted words of praise about him. Let’s maybe stop fixating on his shooting now?
It's easy when Raps win & Leafs lose, but contrast between Nurse's approach -- max flexibility & fluidity with an eye always on keeping post-season options open -- and Babcock's apparent rigidity thus making any crunch-time move look desperate or 'panicky' is interesting.
On the Raptors smashing through, aiming for new heights: sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba…