Sixers can’t get shots to fall in loss to Toronto Raptors
Tonight was just not the Sixers night across the board, suffering one of their worst losses of the season to the Toronto Raptors 110-103. The Sixers could not buy a single bucket throughout the entire night, shooting 39% from the field and 30% from deep.
Following a career-high game, Joel Embiid had a brutal night shooting a miserable 6/20 from the floor. Chris Boucher and Aron Baynes did a great job containing Embiid under the basket, making it difficult for Joel to get the shots he wanted.
Tobias Harris had another down night but picked it up later in the game. Early on, Tobias could not get any shot to fall, shooting 1/9 from the field in the first quarter. Through the rest of the night, Tobi shot over 62% but his performance wasn’t enough. Danny Green fouled out early on, and his presence from deep was greatly missed in the closing minutes.
Ben Simmons’ offensive dominance looks to be here to stay. While nobody else could get anything going, Ben kept the Sixers in the game with his 28 points, with the Raptors not having an answer to stop him. Late in the game, Simmons missed two huge free throws that could’ve brought the game back into contention, but made 10 of his 12 free throws before that.
Returning from injury Shake, Milton seemed rusty, shooting just 27% on 11 attempts. The upside is Shake is continuing to hunt for his shots and get back into rhythm. For Toronto, Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Vleet led the way with 23 points each. Chris Boucher had 17 points off the bench, the third time in the last two weeks, a single bench player has outscored the entire Sixers bench.
Philadelphia will have a chance to avenge this loss by playing Toronto again on Tuesday. After this loss, the Sixers hold just a half-game lead over the Brooklyn Nets for first place in the Eastern Conference.
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