76ers take down Toronto in second preseason match, 125-113
After an underwhelming performance on Monday, the 76ers looked far better tonight, taking down the Toronto Raptors, 125-113. In front of their home crowd for the first time this season, Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris made their preseason debut and didn’t appear to have much rust from the offseason.
Embiid looked good but reserved, which makes sense. He didn’t go all out like we are used to but still had ten points with six rebounds in 20 minutes of play. One thing to note was Embiid had some no calls on some of his shots following the NBA’s rule change on non-basketball moves. Harris played a few more minutes than Embiid and had 14/4/4 on 5/9 shooting.
For the rest of the Sixers, Isaiah Joe continued his hot streak and might be making a serious push for more minutes in the 76ers’ rotation. Joe finished second in scoring with 15 points, shooting 3/4 from beyond the arc. Tyrese Maxey was just behind him with 14, looking very aggressive when attacking the rim.
Leading the 76ers in scoring was new addition, Georges Niang, knocking down four threes and a total of 16 points. Jaden Springer and Charles Bassey saw limited time on the court but didn’t do much with their opportunity.
OG Anunoby led the Raptors with 22 points, with Fred VanVleet having a good game as well. Tonight’s game concluded the preseason series with the Raptors, with the 76ers having the weekend off before hosting the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. Just two preseason games remain before the Sixers open their season against New Orleans on October 20th.
Mandatory Credit: Sports Illustrated