Pascal Siakam records a double-double; forces Game 6 against the 76ers

Pascal Siakam led the Raptors to a big win in Game 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Toronto Raptors were down 0-3 against the Philadelphia 76ers and were on the verge of getting swept in the 1st round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

However, they have bounced back pretty well, and have won two straight games to force a game 6 back in Toronto to keep their season alive. Surprisingly, they were able to win game 5 against the 76ers at their home cour. As a result, it has brought a lot of confidence to the Raptorsโ€™ camp ahead of a Game 6 at home.

Pascal Siakam led the way for the Toronto Raptors in their dominating win away from home in Game 5 against the 76ers. He recorded a double-double, as he scored 23 points and recorded 10 rebounds as well.

In the absence of Fred VanVleet, he took the role of leader with perfection. He also set up his teammates as he dished out 7 assists as well for the Raptors.

James Hardenโ€™s playoff struggles continue

James Harden once again struggled in a playoff game. He was brought by the 76ers to help in case Embiid didnโ€™t perform well, but so far he hasnโ€™t been able to do that.

Harden scored an abysmal total of 15 points where he shot 4/11 from the field and committed 5 turnovers as well. Along with Harden, other 76ers players also had an off night which resulted in their second consecutive loss against the Raptors.

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Joel Embiid is suffering from a thumb injury, and his performances have also dipped, which is a big scare for the 76ers. The Philadelphia 76ers need to win game 6 in Toronto at any cost, otherwise, pressure will be at an all-time high for them in game 7 back in Philly.

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