Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Game #30: Toronto Raptors 114 - Philadelphia 76ers 109

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Game #30: Toronto Raptors 114 - Philadelphia 76ers 109



    Projected Starters:

    Toronto Raptors - JV, Ibaka, OG, DeRozan, Lowry
    Philadelphia 76ers - Amir, Saric, Covington, Redick, Simmons


    Notes:
    • This is the second time this season the Raptors will be facing the 76ers. Last time out the Raptors won in Toronto 128-94. It was the Raptors second game of the season.
    • Joel Embiid was unavailable then and will be unavailable again on Thursday with a sore back.
    • This is the second game of a back to back for the Raptors.
    • This is also a home and home series against the 76ers. They play again in Toronto on Saturday.
    • The 76ers have lost three in a row, and are sitting in 10th spot in the East.
    • The Raptors are now sitting 2.5 games from first in the East and are now on a 4 game winning streak.



    Let's go Raptors!
    Last edited by planetmars; Thu Dec 21st, 2017, 11:28 AM.

  • #2
    TRex gets to watch his favourite team twice in the next 3 days, so that's pretty exciting.
    "We're playing in a building." -- Kawhi Leonard

    Comment


    • #3
      You've heard a lot lately about "you can only play the team that you're facing" as a rallying cry for not dismissing our strong play against weak teams. But even that gets dismissed. Last week we beat Charlotte but there was no Kemba. Last night, Kemba was there and it was an even bigger win. You can only play the team in front of you. Tell that to Houston (Lakers) or Boston (Miami). BTW, Miami is now 2-0 against Boston. That might be an entertaining 2-7 match up in the playoffs
      Keep in goin' PM

      Comment


      • #4
        Raps coming into Process Central on the back end of the back to back. Good news is that they didn't expend a ton of energy last evening in Charlotte ,the starting five played under 30 minutes save for Anunoby who clocked in at 31 minutes and its a one hour flight from Charlotte to Hinkieville.

        The Hinkies are coming off pretty disheartening losses to the Bulls and Kings. Simmons had a WTF kind of look on his face as the Kings celebrated their comeback win and without the best part time superstar in the league the Sixers are a pretty ordinary team.

        Their season is close to the edge. As odd as it sounds this home and home with the Raps is pivotal for the Sixers. Lose em both and they are going to be 4 games under 500 with their best player on the limp. The possibility of missing the playoffs is suddenly very real.

        Looking for a very energized desperate team tonight. Raps need their A game.

        Comment


        • #5
          How much time is Embiid expected to miss? Saturday's game as well?

          Comment


          • #6
            Nilanka wrote: View Post
            How much time is Embiid expected to miss? Saturday's game as well?
            Rumour was 2 games, so yeah. But nothing confirmed.
            twitter.com/dhackett1565

            Comment


            • #7
              Nilanka wrote: View Post
              How much time is Embiid expected to miss? Saturday's game as well?
              Likely to skip both our games to rest for Christmas day game, yes. Philly is 1-7 when he rests.

              Edit: he hasn't played since the triple OT vs. OKC. I dunno if you watched that game, he looked awful (physically). Like he had a steel rod in his back. He wasn't moving well.
              "We're playing in a building." -- Kawhi Leonard

              Comment


              • #8
                Nilanka wrote: View Post
                How much time is Embiid expected to miss? Saturday's game as well?

                Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, sidelined with a sore back, could miss two more games this week but is expected to return for the Christmas Day meeting with New York, league sources told ESPN. Despite the likelihood of resting his back for the remainder of the week, there’s optimism that Embiid will be fit to face the Knicks on Monday, league sources said.

                23 hours ago – via ESPN

                Comment


                • #9
                  Looking for a very energized desperate team tonight. Raps need their A game.
                  Yeah, Sixers are likely going to be playing desperate. They get the Raps tonight and then a 5-game road swing over Christmas (always tough) followed by a really difficult January schedule that sees the Raps, Celts (x2), SA (x2) and Bucks (x2). They better hope Embiid isn't down for long...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    The Process. Still one spot ahead of Brooklyn in the standings!
                    If we knew half as much about coaching an NBA team as we think, we"d know twice as much as we do.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Also Redick missed the end of the Kings game with a hamstring issue.
                      If we knew half as much about coaching an NBA team as we think, we"d know twice as much as we do.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        With Embiid out, maybe it's time for Amir to turn back the clock....

                        ....and foul out in 15 minutes.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Good thing Kyle just played 24 minutes last night. He's going to want to play 48 in Philly tonight.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Since Embiid was drafted (2014-2015 season), the Raptors are 16-1 against the 76ers. 14-0 without Embiid playing (1-1 with him playing).

                            We have to be in their heads. Let's keep this rolling.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              S.R. wrote: View Post
                              TRex gets to watch his favourite team twice in the next 3 days, so that's pretty exciting.
                              I am flattered that you think of me even when i'm not posting lol

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X