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Joel Embiid says Philadelphia 76ers believe they can win National Basketball Association title

Joel Embiid says Philadelphia 76ers believe they can win National Basketball Association title

It is important to note that the Raptors did not have Kawhi Leonard suited up to play, nor Marc Gasol. But knock on wood", Butler said, as he stomped his foot on the hardwood floor of Philadelphia's practice gym for emphasis, "I don't want this to happen, but what if we lose the next one? "Just like any great player, you try to make everything as uncomfortable as possible, be as physical as they allow you".

Against the spread: All three of those Toronto victories in the regular season were by more than Saturday's allotted six-point margin. They have Embiid and Boban Marjanovic underneath to guard the bucket and Ben Simmonds, Tobias Harris, and Jimmy Butler manning the outside.

Although Gasol hasn't faced Embiid since joining the Raptors, he's had decent success against the 76ers star. He noticeably took his game to another level as the Raptors eliminated the Orlando Magic in five games.

Brooklyn didn't score again until 3:19 when Spencer Dinwiddie hit a foul shot after missing the first, 1 of 2.

"This is a whole new team and a whole new series", he said succinctly. Danny Green, also acquired in the Leonard trade, has proven to be an excellent defender and capable three-point shooter. "Even when we weren't the worst team, we still were in the eyes of the public. There are only three or four guys that can shoot threes and throw penetrating passes". The Raptors had only nine total turnovers from their starting five while Ben Simmons had seven on his own. "But we have different candidates that we hope to show Kawhi different looks".




The biggest play Kyle Lowry made in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs might have been overlooked. While the Raptors do have notable talent coming off of the bench, I think the Sixers can match that with heart and hustle from players such as TJ McConnell. He already has reminded the National Basketball Association that he is an MVP-type talent, even if he's been in semi-hibernation for the past couple of years, and the Raptors have foundered in the playoffs before in part because they have never had someone who can do what he does. The 76ers won 126-101.

Leonard has never lost to the Sixers, a win streak that spans 13 games. There aren't a lot of talking points to pull out of this game by itself, because the story of this game has been told previously in the series, a series the Raptors have thoroughly dominated aside from the narrow defeat in game one. Toronto's defence smothered the Magic after its Game 1 stinker and the team is embracing the identity of a shut-down squad now. Both made deals prior to the February 7 trade deadline with the Raptors acquiring Gasol from Memphis and Philadelphia picking up Tobias Harris in a deal with the L.A. Clippers.

Toronto's homecourt edge as the No. 2 seed in the East looms large - the Sixers have lost 13 straight games at Scotiabank Arena since their last win there on November 10, 2012. Redick - who spent several years with the Los Angeles Clippers, playing against Leonard when he was still with the Spurs - said he thinks Leonard looks better now than he did before sitting out most of last season because of tendinopathy in his left quad and ultimately being traded to Toronto last summer. I think Toronto comes out strong at home in Game 1 while Philly is a little sluggish after multiple days off and returning to the road.

"To me, he did that more on the defensive end [against the Magic]", Nurse said. He wasn't a big scorer in the first round, went scoreless in Game 1 against the Magic - got criticized for it, though that doesn't bother him much anymore - and has basically become Toronto's third scoring option thanks to the acquisition of Leonard and the emergence of Pascal Siakam. "Yeah, there's some stuff there for sure".

"Kyle does things by example", Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. "Wonderful season. Talk about championships and that's great, but seasons like these, you guys know how hard that is in professional sports, especially people picked us 32 wins, 30 wins and to come up with 42, sixth seed in the playoffs, I'm very proud of what we accomplished this year". "It's at least a two-man job, (Gasol) and Serge (Ibaka)".

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