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NBA Playoffs 2018-19: 3 Talking Points from Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors - Game 5

Shubham Pant
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132   //    08 May 2019, 13:28 IST

#2 The Philadelphia 76ers could not score to save their lives

Philadelphia 76ers were torrid tonight
Philadelphia 76ers were torrid tonight

The Philadelphia 76ers were coming into this game with a head of steam and in with a shout as the series was tied at 2-2.

But some poor performances from their star players resulted in a thrashing. They were blown off the court in a 89-125 loss at Toronto.

None of their stars showed up tonight. Their main man Joel Embiid, who has been looking out of sorts all throughout the series, was horrible tonight too. He could manage only 13 points in 31 minutes and had a massive 8 turnovers.

Ben Simmons was also underwhelming tonight, managing just 7 points and had himself 5 turnovers, while JJ Redick was just atrocious, managing to score 1 shot from the field in 31 minutes.

Jimmy Butler was their saving grace tonight, scoring 22 points in 30 minutes, while Tobias Harris scored 15 points off 50% shooting. Mike Scott was the only bench player to reach double digits, scoring 10.