The series is officially tied up 2-2, as the Toronto Raptors stole a 101-96 win in Philly on Sunday afternoon.
A big time performance from Raptors fearless leader, Kawhi Leonard, solidified some series altering momentum in favor of The Six.
Joel Embiid's lackluster 11 point performance shows that the Sixers cannot rely on him alone if they wish to survive the second round of the NBA
Wow! Bigtime 3 from @kawhileonard. Bigtime game from him, too. A spectacular performance, but also many missed opportunities from @tobias31. And @JoelEmbiid has had almost nothing today, due to being hurt. @sixers’ chance to take over series = BLOWN!!!— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 5, 2019
Leonard, who has 39 points, hit a clutch three
The Raptors also have quiet games from Embiid and Ben Simmons to thank as well.
Both stars barely broke double digits. As mentioned previously, Embiid only totaled 11 points, and Simmons only contributed 10. Embiid was 2-for-7 from the floor. This is the
Joel Embiid after making a grand total of 2 shots today pic.twitter.com/Dzop86yGCY— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) May 5, 2019
Now of course, Embiid is not performing at 100% due to health issues. But this is the playoffs and the stakes are