Raptors vs. 76ers Game 2 Thread: Updates, TV info, and more

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 …

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Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ

Drake can’t come to any more Leafs games

As soon as Drake was shown on the jumbotron last night at Game 4, fans became worried. There’s a very real curse in which the rapper shows up and the teams he supports do poorly.

It isn’t just an isolated incident. Drake showed up to cheer on Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, but the top-seeded Williams was shockingly defeated by unranked Italian Roberta Vinci. At UFC 236, Drake was supporting Conor McGregor, rocking an Irish flag around his shoulder, and McGregor took the most lopsided loss of his career. Prior to the National Championship game earlier this year, Drake posted a photo of himself wearing an Alabama Crimson Tide sweater, and the Tide got murdered 44-16 by Clemson.
There are plenty of other examples…

These what #drake as done pic.twitter.com/tQzR1n9P5w
— OyinLola (@O_oyinlolo) April 18, 2019

AC Roma is taking the curse seriously…

All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 15, 2019

Drake is a Toronto guy and he loves to rep the city. He’s an ambassador for the Toronto Raptors and it seems right to have him in the mix at …

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Author: h0ckeyfan / The Leafs Nation