The Business end of the Eastern Conference commences as Philadelphia 76ers face off against Toronto Raptors in the first game in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Philadelphia 76ers are one of those teams who have one of the best starting five in the game but don’t really have a bench strength to match it. Apart from the first game adversity, the side faced in the first round against The Nets, the 76ers have been anything but brilliant. Their shooting has been on point, and all of their big-name stars have performed. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris form the core of this franchise, and they need to be in top form, to come out on top as winners in this tough tie.
Similarly, Toronto Raptors too had a similar route to the semi-finals. They lost the first game of the series that too at home to a lowly Orlando Magic. That was the ideal wakeup call needed for the team, as they made mincemeat of them in the rest of the games. Their superstar Kawhi Leonard has been in spectacular form and is looking unstoppable. If he keeps on operating at this level, it is highly unlikely anyone will be going past this franchise in a seven-game series.
Match Timing: April 28, 2019, @ 5:00 AM IST
Venue – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
PHI vs TOR DREAM11 Team News:
Head Coach Brett Brown will be missing Mike Scott. The starting five will not see a change as well.
The team might be missing Chris Boucher and OG Anunoby. The starting five will not see a change with the likes Serge Ibaka and Normann Powell making appearances from the bench.
PHI vs TOR Dream11 Playing Team:
PHI vs TOR Dream11 Fantasy Picks:
Joel Embiid is the best player in the franchise and he will be looking to showcase why he can be a top five player in the NBA. He is averaging 24.8 points per game along with 13.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the post-season.
Ben Simmons is one of the best point guards in the game and he will be looking to add a jump shot to his arsenal to further his greatness. He is averaging 17.2 points per game along with 6.6 rebounds and 7.6 assists in the post-season.
Kawhi Leonard is showcasing why he is one of the best players in the world at both ends of the pitch as well. He is averaging 27.8 points per game along with 6.6 rebounds and 3 assists in the playoffs.
Pascal Siakam is the leading contender to be named as the Most Improved Player in the season and he will be looking to keep on ascending. He is averaging 22.6 points per game along with 8.4 rebounds and 3 assists in the playoffs.
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PHI vs TOR Dream11 Predictions:
Toronto Raptors are going to be winning this game and take a 1-0 lead in the semi-final playoffs.