Toronto Raptors (48-34, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: 76ers -7; over/under is 220.5


BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia 76ers host the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference first round with a 1-0 lead in the series. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 131-111 in the last matchup. Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers with 38 points, and Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 24 points.

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The 76ers are 6-10 against Atlantic Division opponents. Philadelphia has a 6-6 record in one-possession games.

The Raptors are 10-6 against the rest of their division. Toronto is eighth in the NBA with 45.3 rebounds per game. Siakam paces the Raptors with 8.5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Joel Embiid is averaging 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 blocks for the 76ers. Maxey is averaging 20.1 points and 3.9 assists over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.

Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.3 points, 6.7 assists and 1.7 steals for the Raptors. Siakam is averaging 26.8 points and 9.6 rebounds while shooting 51.6% over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 6-4, averaging 119.7 points, 41.7 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.4 points per game.

Raptors: 7-3, averaging 114.1 points, 44.1 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 9.0 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.1 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: Charles Bassey: out (shoulder), Jaden Springer: day to day (knee).

Raptors: Scottie Barnes: day to day (foot), Thaddeus Young: day to day (thumb).


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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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