By: MASHOOR MEDIA
Joel Embiid had 33 points and 10 rebounds, James Harden introduced 22 factors and 15 assists and the 76ers beat the Raptors 132–ninety seven in Game 6 to give up the first-spherical collection Thursday night.
After turning into the 14th group to increase a best-of-seven collection to Game 6 after falling at the back of 3-0, the Raptors did not have sufficient to lengthen this collection for any other game. The Philadelphia 76ers -- way to a dominant 1/3 zone that noticed them outscore Toronto 37-17 and at one factor rating 17 immediately points -- got here away with a 132-ninety seven victory Thursday night time in Game 6 in their first-spherical collection right here at Scotiabank Arena.
"We weren't going back to Philly for a Game 7," James Harden said. The win moves Philadelphia into the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fourth time in five years. This time, they will hope to finally break through and reach the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since Allen Iverson led them there in 2001. Philadelphia begins its series in Miami against the top-seeded Heat on Monday night.
The 76ers have been led via way of means of a balanced assault throughout the board. Joel Embiid, gambling via a torn ligament in his proper thumb, completed with 33 factors and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes, going 12-for-18 from the field. Harden had 22 factors, 6 rebounds and 15 assists, gambling with the aggression the 76ers desperately wanted from him. And second-yr protect Tyrese Maxey had a large bounce-returned sport as well, completing with 25 factors and 8 assists after scoring 23 factors mixed in Games four and 5.
"It's funny: Our shootaround become horrible today," 76ers teach Doc Rivers said. "I referred to as it ... they did not need to pay attention us anymore. They had been completed with coaching. They had heard it already. They had been equipped to play. They had been locked in."