The Philadelphia 76ers have eliminated the Toronto Raptors 4-2 with a blowout victory in the final game. Philly registered a 132-97 win at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Like many other wins this season, Joel Embiid was the protagonist in this victory as he dropped 33 points, 10 rebounds and one assist.
As the 2022 MVP candidate continued his destructive performance, the Toronto crowd treated him with "f--k Embiid" chants. But without getting angry, the Cameroon-native embraced these chants as his team was blowing out the opposition.
After the game, 76ers guard James Harden talked about how his team wasn’t planning to play a game 7 as he said, “We weren't going back to Philly for a Game 7.” The 2018 MVP scored 22 points.
His teammate Tobias Harris also reiterated this idea as he said, “We knew what was at stake for us,” Harris said. “No disrespect to our fans, but we did not want to come back to Wells Fargo for a Game 7. We wanted to end it tonight out here.” Harris had 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Philly coach Doc Rivers also addressed their second-round opponent, the Miami Heat as he said, “They’re good, they’re deep, they’re veterans. We’ve got to go play grown men, and we’re looking forward to the challenge.
“At halftime, I looked and we had great shots, and we were going to keep getting those. I told them ‘If we can rebound the ball, we can stretch this lead quickly.’ That was quicker than I thought, obviously. We made every shot,” he continued.