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Watch Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors Game 6 online: How to live stream the NBA playoffs

By Emile Avanessian

Published: 20:55, 28 April 2022

A week after taking a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Raptors, the Sixers are openly – and quite heavily – flirting with disaster. Now, at 3-2, all that stands between Philly and a decisive Game 7 is a Thursday night (7:00pm Eastern; midnight UK) outing in front of a delirious Toronto crowd.

Last Wednesday night, the Sixers retired to their hotel in Toronto in possession of a previously (and, for now, still) insurmountable 3-0 lead against the Toronto Raptors in the team’s best-of-seven first round playoff series.

On the heels of a pair of blowouts in Philly, the Sixers had gone into the hostile confines of Toronto’s ScotiaBank Arena and, despite trailing by ten points at halftime, battle back in the second half to force overtime. Then, in the extra period, with the score tied and the clock winding down Joel Embiid – the Sixers’ superstar center, MVP candidate and all-around catalyst – buried a massive 3-pointer with under a second remaining to seal the win.

This was supposed to be over by now. Surely, they’d close it out, if not in four games, almost certainly in five once the series shifted back to Philly. Unfortunately, prior to Game 4, it was announced that Embiid had torn a ligament in his right thumb in Game 3, and would be playing at less than 100% for the remainder of the postseason.

Unsurprisingly, Game 4 against a prideful Toronto team, with a diminished superstar was, in fact, a bridge too far. Nonetheless, the Sixers still held a dominant 3-1 lead and were going home. Unfortunately, a combination of a diminished Embiid, a lackluster James Harden and the Raptors gaining confidence, the Sixers were blown out on their home court in Game 5.

How to live stream Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors online:

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Where to watch Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors on TV:

  • UK: Sky Sports
  • US: NBATV

Philadelphia 76ers team news

On Thursday night, the Sixers are back in Toronto – where both the Raptors and their fans will be at peak intensity – desperately attempting avoid a terrifying, do-or-die Game 7 back in Philly – and terrifying and embarrassing prospect of becoming the first team in NBA playoff history to blow a 3-0 lead, and of head coach Doc Rivers becoming the first coach to preside over four collapses in playoff series after leading 3-1.

Embiid playing through his injury in commendable, but the NBA’s regular season scoring champ is clearly far from his best, scoring just 20 points per game over his last two, on a combined 14-of-31 shooting, with no 3-pointers made. Unless he’s able to conjure a superhuman performance in the face of injury, the burden is on his backcourt mates.

Unfortunately, Game 1 (and 2) hero Tyrese Maxey has seen his productivity plummet, to just 14 points per game, on 17-of-44 shooting and 2-of-11 on 3’s, over the last three – which means that Philly’s fate in this series rests on the shoulders of James Harden. While theoretically still one of the most skilled offensive weapons in the NBA, Harden hasn’t been at his world-beating best for going on a couple of years. Even when he was, delivering maximum intensity in a big moments was never his calling card.

Yikes.

76ers predicted starting lineup: Tyrese Maxey, James Harden, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid

Notable injuries: Joel Embiid (right thumb; will play)


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Toronto Raptors team news

Though Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry are gone, the bones of the roster that the won an NBA title in 2019 are still in place – Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Fred VanVleet (though his hip will likely keep him out), head coach Nick Nurse…

Despite struggling to compete in Philly, and temporarily losing newly-crowned NBA Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes, the Raptor continued to battle. Even down 3-0, they never stopped grinding. After a couple of days off, Barnes has managed to return to the lineup, and now he, Siakam, Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr., Precious Achiuwa, Khem Burch, Chris Boucher and Thaddeus Young are combining to make up a long, agile, athletic units at both ends of the floor.

Interestingly, VanVleet’s absence doesn’t hurt the Raptors nearly as much as one might initially think against the Sixers, given Philly’s style of play and lack of a traditional point guard. In fact, in this matchup, that limitation could well play into Nick Nurse’s hands, allowing him mix-and-match and deploy a steady stream of rangy athletes to disrupt Embiid, Harden, Maxey, and the perpetually-adequate-never-outstanding Tobias Harris.

There’s likely still a little bit of concern about Barnes’ sore ankle, but the rookie has shown serious toughness in simply getting back on the floor, and equally impressive intelligence in adjusting his game to suit his physical limitations.

Raptors predicted starting lineup: Gary Trent, Jr., Scottie Barnes, O.G. Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Khem Birch

Notable injuries:Scottie Barnes (ankle; will play); Fred VanVleet (hip; likely out)

Prediction: Toronto Raptors (+1.5 spread) to win outright while scoring at least 105 points (and Pascal Siakam scoring at least 25 himself)

The massive swing and momentum that we’ve seen and Embiid unable to dominate as he normally would seems to have created an air of pessimism around the Sixers. The Raptors – and especially their home crowd, who will be amped beyond anything we’ve seen since the championship run – will be eager to exploit that – and look a solid bet to push Philly to the brink and force a Game 7.

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