NAYZE MEDIA (BY: KAREEM RAHMAN @kblack_yb932 TWITTER)
Cover Photo Courtesy: TSN
Game-2 turned out to look a lot like game-1 didn’t it? I’ll say it again, the 76ers have too much firepower for this Raptors team. I don’t think they’re the only team in the East who don’t have enough firepower to match the 76ers, by the way.
Fred Van Fleet was back for the Raptors in Game-2. He had 20 pts. and 7 ast. in 44 minutes of action. Anunoby had 26 pts and Pasquale Siakam had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. Once again, good production from Toronto’s top 3 scorers, but not enough off the bench…and definitely not enough to compete with a team that can score as easily as the 76ers.
Joel Embiid led the home team with 31 pts & 11 rebs. Tyrese Maxey fell 2 ast. and 1 reb. short of a triple double. He finished with 23 pts, 9 rebs., and 8 asts. Most impressive to me though, was Tobias Harris. His stats were eye-catching (20 pts. 10 rebs.), but he seems to be playing angry! I don’t know what this man is so mad about, but I’m gonna need him to keep this same energy throughout the playoffs! Yeah, my 4-1 series prediction still stands. I truly believe the Raptors will find a way to pull a rabbit out of their asses in Game-3. We’ll see.