After their 100-93 win last night over the Raptors, the 76ers are off to a 2-1 start while the Raptors fall to 0-2 on the season. Toronto jumped out to a 28-17 lead after the first quarter, but Philadelphia went on a run to cut the lead and tie the game with 45 seconds left in the first half, only to somehow go into the locker room down eight points. This felt like the type of game that Philadelphia would often lose, but they managed to keep clawing their way back. Head coach Doc Rivers looks like he’s already beginning to stamp on this team three games into the season.
Joel Embiid was stellar as he led all scorers with 29 points. He even chipped in with 16 rebounds, two blocks, and dished out four assists of his own. The former lottery pick was a handful for the Raptors the entire night, and you have to wonder if Toronto still has the personnel to match up against Embiid after losing players like Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol to free agency.
Kyle Lowry led Toronto with 24 points in a losing effort and finished just one assist shy of a double-double.
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