Toronto raptors will be measured at Brooklyn nets in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs NBA after win this Wednesday by 125-121 to Philadelphia 76ers, in a good game of Marc Gasol, while Serge Ibaka he was left without playing again.
The reigning ring champions added their sixth win in seven games in Orlando’s ‘bubble’ and can begin to think about their first opponent in the playoffs, although they still have a game to play against the Denver Nuggets.
Marc Gasol contributed to Nick Nurse’s men, who left the direction from the bench to Adrian Griffin, especially in defense, where he was once again a ‘wall’ for Joel Embiid, which he controlled quite well until the Cameroonian had to leave the court due to a physical problem.
In addition, in his 19 minutes, the Spanish pivot contributed 11 points, 4/8 on pitch, and grabbed five rebounds for some Raptors where 12 of the 13 players who participated scored. Chris Boucher, with 19 points, nine rebounds and four blocks, was his most outstanding player.
The match was fairly even until the end and the Sixers, despite not having Embiid in the second half due to a wrist problem, went ahead 112-118 in just over two minutes. Toronto regained control with a 7-0 run and in the deciding bars, a Stanley Johnson basket and a loss by Philadelphia ended up giving it the win.
Thus, in addition to the Raptors-Nets, the Sixers will face the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks against the Orlando Magic, and the Miami Heat against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference. In the West, the ‘play-in’ remains to be decided, which Ricky Rubio’s Phoenix Suns will try to play, who need to beat the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday and wait for a loss from the Portland Trail Blazers or Memphis Grizzlies.