Toronto Raptors pull through a massive 93-88 win over the 76ers

Nickeem Khan
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Sunday, March 20, 2022

Coming off a game that should've been a victory, the Toronto Raptors were able to leave Philadelphia with a significant 93-88 win over the 76ers. Fred VanVleet was in street clothes as he took the game off for rest but it was no problem for Toronto as they could pick up the win without their All-Star.

Toronto started this game really slow and sluggish, but their defence allowed them to be in a position to win this game. The Raptors held the Sixers to just 41 percent shooting from the field. The intensity really picked up after Philadelphia scored 37 points in the first quarter. For the remainder of the game, Philly finished with just 51 points.

Pascal Siakam was amazing once again with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. He was the definition of a star player tonight, whenever Toronto needed a bucket it was Pascal who was the one to score for the Raptors. His current case for All-NBA continues to get stronger.

The rebounding category was heavily in favour of the Raptors, as they outrebounded Philly 56-40 on the glass. A feat that is not easy considering Joel Embiid plays for the other team. Embiid finished with 21 points with nine of those coming from the free-throw line.

A great reason Embiid didn't have a signature game to his standards is due to the great defensive play by Precious Achiwua. The sophomore was sensational on both ends of the court finishing with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Toronto will have to get as much rest as they can since they will have to get ready tomorrow to face the Chicago Bulls at 8 PM ET.