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Pascal Siakam leads Raptors to 103-88 win against Sixers, cuts series deficit to 3-2

Pascal Siakam leads Raptors to 103-88 win against Sixers, cuts series deficit to 3-2

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Apr 26
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The Toronto Raptors outperformed the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, defeating them 103-88. They now return home for Game 6 down 3-2 in the series.

After losing the first three games, they are trying to become the first team in NBA history to overcome an 0-3 series deficit.

“We always kind of figure it out,” Siakam said. “We can’t worry about what’s going to happen. We have to worry about today or whatever game we’re in. We know that if we do that we’re gonna have a chance.”

The Raptors had the Sixers partly to thank for the win, as Sixers’ center Joel Embiid played injured and shooting guard James Harden performed poorly.

Still, Embiid had 20 points and 11 rebounds despite having to put up with a thumb injury. Harden, on the other hand, scored 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting.

“I was terrible defensively,” Embiid said. “There’s really no explanation. I’ve just got to play with more energy, move my feet better. I’ve just got to be better.”

The All-star center also commented on Harden’s 11 shots. He said, “I’ve been saying all season since he got here, he needs to be aggressive and he needs to be himself. That’s not really my job, that’s probably on coach to talk to him and tell him to take more shots. But we all need to be better offensively.”

Game 6 is set on Thursday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

“We’ve generated really good shots most of the series. We haven’t shot very well yet. I told the guys today, today would be a good day to go ahead and start making some of those open shots.”

- Nick Nurse

"Sometimes, the Philly fans, they're tough,"

- Thaddeus Young

"There's a reason we won three games in a row."OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. each scored 16 points for the Raptors."Not exactly the way we would draw it up, but we're happy to still be playing,"

- Fred VanVleet

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