The NBA offers two Game 7s on Sunday
The Philadelphia 76ers had to show up in a big way in Game 6 once against the Toronto Raptors if they craved to widen their season.
Philadelphia did precisely that in a 112-101 win over the Raptors down a very counterbalanced marking effort. The Sixers were paced by Jimmy Butler as he led the team with 25 points on 9-of-18 shot. In addition to Butler's highly assertive play, Ben Simmons controlled the game with 21 points on 9-of-13 shot piece also securing 8 rebounds and signal six assists. All five starters dressed in dual figures for Philadelphia.
From the Raptors' side of things, Toronto was once once again led by Kawhi Leonard, who scored 29 points and added 12 rebounds in Game 6. Pascal Siakam also added 21 points, but only 3 Raptors dressed in dual figures on the night.
Now the ordering shifts to Toronto for Game 7 in a game that has an equivalent magnitude of pressure on both sides. Both teams made franchise-altering moves to acquire star talent and now fans will find out who will come out on top.
Sixers/Raptors isn't the only riveting Game 7 that will take place on Sunday.
In addition, the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers will do battle in a ordering that has also gone back-and-forth. Portland came away with a 119-108 victory in Game 6 down a stellar effort from their superstar backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Lillard paced the Trail Blazers with 32 points on 11-of-23 shot, including six successful attempts from beyond the arc. McCollum was just as lethal with 30 points on 12-of-24 shot to go along with six rebounds.
Meanpiece, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray continued to shoulder the marking load for the Nuggets as they have throughout the ordering. Jokic dressed the game with 29 points on 10-of-15 shot and grabbed 10 rebounds piece dishing out 8 assists. Murray scored 24 points of his own and connected on 3 of his six attempts from 3-point range.
The Nuggets will have the home-court advantage in Game 7, but the Trail Blazers do have a considerable magnitude of momentum.
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