Toronto Raptors will play host to Philadelphia 76ers in Game-7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Scotiabank Arena, in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada (IST).
What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: Eastern Conference Semi-finals, Game-7, Series is tied 3-3
Teams: Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers
Match Day: May 13, 2019, @ 04:30 AM IST
Where the game is played? Scotiabank Arena (19,800)
TV Info: Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.
PHI vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Facing a season-ending game, Philadelphia 76ers' big guns came alive on the day of reckoning as they beat Raptors 112-101 in Game-6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal match. With the win, Sixers tied the series 3-3 and forced a game-7.
To say that the next game is pivotal for both the teams would be an understatement for a lot more is riding on this particular fixture.
Not only a place in the Eastern Conference finals is on the line, but the result could affect the impending free agency which both the franchises will be willing to avoid.
Both the teams roped in a host of superstars, putting a lot of hope on this season. The likes of Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard and Tobias Harris are all on a short contract with their respective teams. So it's highly likely that a negative result here could shape the shape of both the teams for the next season.
Regular Season Record-
Toronto Raptors: W-58, L-24
Philadelphia 76ers: W-51, L-31
Players to watch out for: (Captain options)
Kawhi Leonard– Already he has racked up stats on par with Toronto Raptors‘ GOATs. The quiet, reticent and the incomprehensible Kawhi Leonard is wreaking havoc in the playoffs, on song throughout the postseason, and everybody in Toronto, almost every Basketball fan in Toronto, is asking the same question, “Will Kahwi stay or leave?”
His playoff monster performances include a 37-point against Orlando Magic in the first round. A 45-point and a 39-point masterpiece in Game 4 in this series against the Sixers. it won't be an exaggeration that he has outshone Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid in this series.
Numbers that matter:
Points earned in the last five games: 49.9, 48.6, 56.3, 40.3, 54.4
Other players to select from Philadelphia 76ers:
Pascal Siakam – He is having a good playoff season, especially in the offensive department. The 25-year-old is averaging 21.1 in the playoff so far.
The likes of Danny Green and Serge Ibaka are good options for the squad.
Joel Embiid– When Sixers needs him, he shows up. The Game-6 was a perfect example of his prowess, as Sixers went +40 when he was on the court. He had a double-double in that match with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Numbers that matter:
Points earned in the last five games: 36.9, 19.7, 41.1, 61.5, 23.7
Other players to select from Toronto Raptors:
Jimmy Butler – He has been quite good in the playoffs. The former Minnesota Timberwolves star has already won a couple of games for his team in the postseason. The 29-year-old shooting guard is averaging 19.7 points per game in the playoffs.
Ben Simmons is the reigning rookie of the year and can be as lethal as anybody on his day.
JJ Redick and Mike Scott provide good options as well.
PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Danny Green, JJ Redick
SF: Kawhi Leonard (C), James Ennis
PF: Pascal Siakam, Mike Scott
C: Marc Gasol
PHI vs TOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – The hosts have no fresh injury concerns with OG Anunoby (knee surgery) and Chris Boucher (back injury) remaining the long-term absentees.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Sixers are at full strength here.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
PHI vs TOR Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
PHI vs TOR Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
The start is crucial here. The trend of both the team indicates that whichever team wins the first quarter will win the game. This has happened throughout this series.
Since Raptors are at home, we have to give them the favorite tag.
NOTE: THIS PHI vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.