The Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers both prioritized the present over the future this season. By sacrificing continuity and steady progression for star power, both have transformed their rosters over the last 12 months to become true contenders. And after a chaotic six games between the two Eastern Conference heavyweights, they are each four quarters away from triumph or disaster.
The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers just came off dominating their first-round opponents in five games and both teams look to keep their run going. The stakes are as high as ever for both teams as the Raptors have Kawhi Leonard‘s impending free agency while the 76ers have to decide what to do with their cap if this run doesn’t pan out. Each team has an equal shot of winning here’s a look at how. Continue reading →
The playoffs are only just underway, but after a wild opening weekend, a few interesting statistics have emerged. With each team having played their first game of the postseason, what can be learned, or ignored, by the numbers from the eight exciting game ones?