Raptors drop Game 6 in Philadelphia
The Toronto Raptors' big dreams of a long playoff run have come down to just one game.
Jimmy Butler scored 25 points while Ben Simmons had 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers rolled over the Raptors 112-101 on Thursday.
Now the series heads back to Toronto for a do-or-die Game 7 on Sunday.
Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and 12 rebounds to top the Raptors, but went 0-for-4 from the three-point line. Pascal Siakam added 21 points, while Kyle Lowry had 13. But reminiscent of Games 2 and 3, no other Raptor scored in double figures. Serge Ibaka had nine points before fouling out with just under four minutes to play.
Seemingly over the illness that plagued him in Game 5, Joel Embiid _ announced last in the pre-game introductions while a video of his airplane celebration was shown on the Jumbotron _ had 17 points to go with 12 rebounds.
The Raptors had arrived in Philly on the heels of a 125-89 thrashing of the Sixers in Toronto _ the largest post-season margin of victory in franchise history, and a win so dominant they'd led by 40 points.