Weekly Matchup Preview - Raptors Vs. 76ers (May 5/7/19)

The second round of the NBA playoffs are close and competitive. So are the contests on Gametime Blitz. Here is another weekly matchup preview to help you get closer to winning on the app.

The preview this week will be between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors. Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals will be played at Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors won 3 out of the 4 games that they played against the 76ers in the regular season. With the series tied at 2 games each in the playoffs, both teams will look to close out the series and move on to the Eastern Conference finals.

Kawhi Leonard (SF), Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have shown why they were worthy of the number 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Kawhi Leonard is in playoff form and has been crucial to the Toronto Raptors success in this series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Unfortunately the rest of his team has not. In the four games of this series, the Raptors have been out rebounded in each game for a total of 154 to 190. I give Philadelphia the edge in rebounding questions. The Toronto Raptors also ranked near the bottom of the league in the regular season when grabbing offensive rebounds. Remember this stat when answering questions about offensive rebounds. With the 76ers being efficient at free throws and the Raptors in the middle of the league rankings in team fouls, I would give Toronto the edge on fouls committed questions. I don’t see Kawhi Leonard being able to keep putting his team on his back in this series.

The Philadelphia 76ers improved upon last year by earning their #3 seed in the Eastern Conference for the 2019 NBA Playoffs. Joel Embiid has been sick and the rest of the team is doing just enough to help tie this series up at 2 games each. Dropping 3 of the 4 games during the regular season was a small preview of what was to come during this playoff series, yet the 76ers have out-performed the Raptors so far. When answering questions about total team assists, the 76ers are beating the Raptors 96 to 75. It doesn’t stop there. Not only has Philadelphia grabbed more rebounds and recorded more assists, they have also slightly shot the three ball better with a total of 43 to 36. The 76ers ranked 2nd in the league in free throws attempted and free throws made. This should help with questions about free throws. Philadelphia should have the edge in questions pertaining to three pointers, assists, free throws, and rebounds.

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