Leonard Leads Raptors to Win Over Sixers
The Toronto Raptors have regained homecourt advantage in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinal with a 101-96 win over the 76ers in Philadephia.
Kawhi Leonard poured in 39 points and the Raptors held Joel Embiid in check. Leonard shot 13-for-20 from the field, including 5-for-7 from 3-point range to help Toronto end a two-game skid and even the series at 2-2.
The Sixers trailed just 91-90 until Leonard drained a step-back 3-pointer with 61 seconds remaining.
Marc Gasol finished with 16 points to pick up the slack for Pascal Siakam, who was 2-for-7 while scoring nine points after being a gametime decision due to an injury.
Embiid managed just 11 points and seven rebounds after torching Toronto for 33 points in Game 3.
Jimmy Butler scored 29 and JJ Redick had 19 for Philadelphia, which is trying to reach the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2001.
Game 5 is Tuesday in Toronto.