Raptors vs. 76ers Game 2: Joel Embiid scores 31 points, 76ers take series 2-0 over lead Raptors

The 76ers have built a 2-0 series lead with another dominant victory over the Raptors in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

Behind 31 points and 11 rebounds from Joel Embiid, Philadelphia earned a resounding 15-point win over Toronto, which missed rookie Scottie Barnes.

Tyrese Maxey again stepped up, scoring 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting, while Tobias Harris added a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. For Toronto, OG Anunoby led the way with 26 points, a new playoff career high.

The Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Game 2 of Raptors vs. 76ers.

Raptors vs. 76ers Game 2: Live Score, Updates & Highlights

(All times Eastern)

Finals: 76ers 112, Raptors 97

21:59 — It’s a finish in Philadelphia, where the 76ers have taken care of business to take a 2-0 series lead over the Raptors.

21:47 — Toronto’s streak woke up Philadelphia, which responded with an 8-0 run of its own.

Sixers lead 105-86 with 4:18 remaining in regulation time.

We also got a rare dunk from Danny Green in transition. Really.

21:40 — Make it a 20-2 run for the Raptors, who are now down 97-86.

There are more than six minutes left in the game.

Seat belt.

21:34 — The game may or may not be out of reach, but the Raptors are working to build momentum to close things out.

Toronto opens the quarter on a 7-2 run to cut the deficit, but Philadelphia leads 97-78 with just over nine minutes to go.

End of third quarter: 76ers 95, Raptors 71

9:25 p.m. — The Sixers are in control through three and are 12 minutes away from taking a 2-0 series lead.

Joel Embiid has a game-high 18 points, and Tyrese Maxey is back, raising his game totals to 18 points (on 6-for-9 shooting), seven assists and six rebounds.

For the Raptors, OG Anunoby has up to 18 points in the game, tied with Pascal Siakam for a team-high. After a hot first quarter, Fred VanVleet has scored just two points and is 6 of 19 from the field.

21:15 — Sixers lead 84-58 and things have slipped away from the Raptors as the third quarter winds down.

This Toronto team is never one to count, but they have their work cut out for them. Philadelphia has put up a dominant performance.

21:12 — Gary Trent Jr., who was initially ruled doubtful before the game, has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a non-COVID illness.

Trent’s night ends with him failing to score and committing four fouls in less than 10 minutes of action.

21:07 — We’re almost halfway through the third quarter and the Sixers are starting to pull away.

Philadelphia leads 76-56 with 6:34 remaining in the frame.

Toronto has been chilled from the deep end. After draining five of their first six attempts, the Raptors have gone 1-for-14 from beyond the arc. They are shooting 6 of 19 in the game.

Halftime: 76ers 67, Raptors 52

20:45 — It’s halftime in Philadelphia and the Sixers have built a 15-point lead, limiting Toronto to 19 points in the second frame.

Joel Embiid has a game-high 19 points, while James Harden (14) and Tyrese Maxey (11) have also led Philly’s offense.

For Toronto, Fred VanVleet jumps to 17 points, while Pascal Siakam (14) and OG Anunoby (10) have also reached double figures.

20:40 — There are less than two minutes left in the break and Philadelphia leads 62-50.

Toronto will look to cut the deficit before halftime.

20:28 — With Joel Embiid on the bench, Philly has managed to extend their lead.

The Sixers are up 59-48 with 4:30 remaining in the first half.

Philadelphia is shooting 18-for-28 (64.3 percent) from the field, 7-for-11 from beyond the arc and 16-for-17 from the free throw line.

Toronto, on the other hand, is shooting 18 of 34 (52.9 percent) from the field, 6 of 11 from 3-point range and 6 of 7 from the charity stretch.

The free throw line has been the difference.

20:20 — It’s a 13-4 run for the Sixers, who came out roaring to start the second quarter.

Philadelphia leads 50-42 with 7:33 remaining at the half.

The Sixers are red hot from the deep end. Led by 3-for-3 shooting from Danny Green, Philly is now 6-for-9 from beyond the arc, slightly better than Toronto, which is 6-for-11.

End of first quarter: Raptors 33, 76ers 32

8:10 p.m. — Joel Embiid dominated throughout the quarter, but the Raptors have a one-point lead after the first 12 minutes of action.

Embiid has 19 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field and 11-of-12 shooting from the free throw line to lead all scorers.

OG Anuoby, Khem Birch and Pascal Siakam each fouled twice, which will be something to monitor as the game goes on.

For Toronto, Fred VanVleet leads the way with 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field, including 4-for-6 from beyond the arc.

8:00 pm – It’s been an All-Star showcase so far, as Joel Embiid and Fred VanVleet each scored 14 points early on.

Thanks to VanVleet’s efforts, the Raptors lead 25-24 with 2:29 remaining in the first quarter.

Pascal Siakam has had six points and three assists, meaning he and VanVleet have scored 20 of Toronto’s 25 points.

19:50 — Joel Embiid is a force to be reckoned with.

Embiid finishes through contact for one and one to tie things up and make it an 11-2 run for the Sixers.

After the Raptors led by nine, it’s all tied at 13 with 6:47 remaining in the first.

7:40 p.m. — What is playoff basketball without a little frivolity?

OG Anunoby and Joel Embiid are called for a double technical foul after becoming entangled under the basket.

7:35 p.m. — Fred VanVleet hits a 3-pointer to put the Raptors on the board first.

We’re up and running at the Wells Fargo Center.

before the game

7:15 p.m. — There’s Gary Trent Jr. and Thaddeus Young.

The Raptors will go with a starting lineup of Fred VanVleet, Trent, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Precious Achiuwa.

The 76ers will go with a starting unit of James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Danny Green, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid.

6:05 p.m. — There will be no Scottie Barnes, but according to Nick Nurse, Gary Trent Jr. has been upgraded to questionable, while Thaddeus Young will be a decision at game time.

11am At morning shooting practice, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse told reporters that rookie Scottie Barnes (left ankle) would not play, while Gary Trent Jr. (non-COVID illness) and Thaddeus Young (left thumb) are in doubt.

What channel is Raptors vs. 76ers?

  • TV channel (Canada): TSN 1/3/4
  • TV channel (United States): TNT
  • Live broadcast: TSN Direct (Canada), Watch TNT (USA)

Raptors vs. 76ers will air on TSN 1/3/4 in Canada. In the United States, the game will air on TNT.

Viewers in Canada can stream Raptors vs. 76ers on TSN Direct, while viewers in the United States can stream Raptors vs. 76ers on Watch TNT.

What time does Raptors vs. 76ers?

  • Date: Monday, April 18
  • Weather: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Raptors vs. The 76ers are scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Raptors vs. 76ers Game 2 injury report

(Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET on Monday)

(All times Eastern)

Team Player Condition Reason
76ers charles bassey Outside Right shoulder; sprain
76ers jaden jumper Questionable Right knee; contusion
raptors scottish barnes Doubtful Left ankle; sprain
raptors Gary Trent Jr. Doubtful Illness; non-COVID
raptors young Thaddeus Doubtful left thumb; hyperextension

Raptors vs. series schedule 76ers

Date Match Location Time (ET) television channel
April 16th game 1 Wells Fargo Center 18:00 ESPN
April 18th game 2 Wells Fargo Center 7:30 pm TNT
April 20th game 3 Scotia Bank Stadium 20:00 NBA television
April 23rd game 4 Scotia Bank Stadium 14:00 TNT
April 25th game 5* Wells Fargo Center Determined Determined
28th of April game 6* Scotia Bank Stadium Determined Determined
April 30th game 7* Wells Fargo Center Determined Determined

*If necessary


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