Philadelphia 76ers: 3 takeaways from huge Game 6 win vs. Raptors
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On the brink of elimination, here are three takeaways for the Philadelphia 76ers following their season-saving Game 6 win.
Right from the outset of Game 6, it was clear the Philadelphia 76ers were not going to let their 2018-19 campaign conclude without putting up a significant fight.
With their season on the line, the Sixers were a completely different outfit than the one that was trounced by 36 points in Game 5. In defeating the Toronto Raptors 112-101 Thursday night, the Sixers have set up a decisive Game 7 in Toronto on Sunday.
Once again, Jimmy Butler led the Sixers in scoring with 25 points, while Ben Simmons rebounded from his seven-point performance in Game 5 to add 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field. In all, the Sixers had six players score in double figures, with the Raptors having just three, led by Kawhi Leonard‘s 29 points.
Final Stats ⤵️
Butler 25 PTS / 6 REB / 8 AST
Simmons 21 PTS / 8 REB / 6 AST
Embiid 17 PTS / 12 REB / 2 BLK
Harris 16 PTS / 9 REB / 5 AST
Redick 11 PTS
Scott 11 PTS / 4 REB / 2 AST
Ennis III 5 PTS / 8 REB / 3 AST
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 10, 2019
Having been out-rebounded 42-37 in Game 5, the Sixers made amends by crashing the glass for a significant 52-34 advantage, including 16 boards on the offensive end.
With each team now clearly familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of their opposition, it sets the scene for a fascinating Game 7 — the first for the Sixers since 2012 when they fell to the Boston Celtics in the second round.
However before Game 7 kicks off, here are three takeaways from the Sixers’ huge win.