With a 1-0 lead, the Raptors have shown they’re not messing around. But will the Sixers punch back in Game 2? We’ll find out tonight. Now, let’s watch. We don’t have to belabour this point, but we will: the Raptors are in control of their second round series against the Sixers thanks to dominant Game 1 performance. To say this sudden surge of confidence in the team is unfamiliar is a bit of an understatement. Me personally, I haven’t felt this good about a second round Game 2 for Toronto since 2001 (which just happened to also be against Philly, but I digress).
So what can the Raptors expect from the Sixers? This morning we saw All-Star centre Joel Embiid’s status shift from questionable to probable thanks to an attack of gastroenteritis — this, after all the drama surrounding his somewhat injured knee. We also got some kind of promise from Ben Simmons to play with… more anger, I guess? That’s something to be mindful of in Toronto.
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) April 29, 2019
Not much as changed for the Raptors. They’re still at near full strength (with only OG Anunoby still sidelined), and have to feel pretty good …
Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ