Greeget.com. Ben Simmons Rises, Philadelphia 76ers Forces Raptors to Game Seven. Ben Simmons performed brilliantly in the sixth game. He scored 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers won 112-101 from the Toronto Raptors.
They offset the position 3-3 at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Thursday 9 May 2019 local time.
Jimmy Butler is equally brilliant. He scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Joel Embiid behind him with double 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Tobias Harris added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. J.J. Redick 11 points. Mike Scott 11 points.
Raptors got support from Kawhi Leonard. He scored double 29 points and 12 rebounds. Pascal Siakam helped him with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Kyle Lowry 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. However, that assistance did not make them win either.
The Sixers were able to take advantage of the superior momentum since the first quarter. They score consecutive points that score away. So even in the third quarter. They closed the match with a win thanks to consecutive points in the two quarters.
At first, the Sixers took the lead 29-21. They scored 10 consecutive points which left the Raptors behind. Harris became the actor behind the Sixers success in the first quarter. He scored eight points.
In the second quarter, the Sixers had a great lead 42-25, but the Raptors fought past Leonard. Fortunately, Butler and Simmons also put pressure on them. The Sixers did not topple and still lead 58-43.
After that, the Sixers continued to guard their hopes. They even had time to score nine points in a row. Simmons et al. play fast to score points. They closed the third quarter with a sprint.
In the final quarter, the Sixers continued to press. Raptors seem helpless. The rise of Simmons became one of the factors that made them so. Not to mention Butler, Embiid, Harris, and Redick also remain productive in scoring points. Scott supported from the bench.
The Sixers close the match with a score of 112-101. They forced the Raptors to play in game seven.
Game Seven takes place the day after tomorrow in Toronto. Both teams will determine who qualifies for the regional finals. They only have one more life.