Philadelphia welcomes Toronto to start playoffs | NBA

Toronto Raptors (48-34, 5th in Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, 4th in Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: 76ers -4.5; over/under is 216

FIRST ROUND OF THE EASTERN CONFERENCE: The 76ers host the first series matchup

CONCLUSION: The Philadelphia 76ers host the Toronto Raptors in the first game of the first round of the Eastern Conference. Toronto went 3-1 to Philadelphia in the regular season. The Raptors won the final meeting of the regular season on April 7, 119-114, led by 37 points ahead of Pascal Siakam while Joel Embiid had 30 points for the 76ers.

The 76ers have played 32-20 against Eastern Conference teams. Philadelphia is ninth in the Eastern Conference and has 109.9 points while shooting 46.6% from the field.

The Raptors are 10-6 in division games. Toronto ranks third in the NBA with 15.8 fastbreak points per game. Siakam leads the Raptors with a 3.4 average.

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POWERFUL: Tyrese Maxey averages 17.5 points and 4.3 assists for the 76ers. Embiid has averaged 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 blocks in his last 10 games for Philadelphia.

Siakam is averaging 22.8 points per game with 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. averaged 20.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in his last 10 games for Toronto while averaging 46.8%.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 6-4, averaging 118.8 points, 43.0 rebounds, 27.8 assists, 9.2 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.6% from the field. Your opponents averaged 112.0 points per game.

Raptors: 8-2, averaging 114.7 points, 44.5 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 9.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 105.4 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: Paul Millsap: day to day (illness), Georges Niang: day to day (knee), Joel Embiid: day to day (knee).

The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.

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