Tactical Issues: How will the Raptors and Sixers adjust in Game 5?

Kawhi came up big again in Game 4, but this time he got some help from the rest of the Raptors — including the coaching staff. Should the Sixers be worried? More importantly, are the Raptors now in control? Are we really sure that Kawhi Leonard is all set for a move to the Los Angeles Clippers? After his Game 4 performance, it definitely feels like he’s not ready for his season with the Raptors to be over. When Kawhi’s playing at an extremely high level, things tend to go his way — which happens to be good news, at least for now, for Toronto.
The Philadelphia 76ers still can’t slow down Kawhi, and the Raptors, meanwhile, finally made some changes to fix some of the holes of their recently listing ship. It’s now a best-of-three series with two games in Toronto. And it feels like the team that starts hitting their perimeter shots will win this series.
Let’s look at what both teams have done so far, and what to expect in Game 5.
For the Sixers
The Sixers probably feel like they should have won Game 4. They were in it, and if not for a five-minute stretch where …

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Author: JD Quirante / Raptors HQ

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