The Toronto Raptors have played superbly against the Milwaukee Bucks, beating the first seed in the Eastern Conference and now looking at another exciting game on Wednesday, August 12 versus the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 76ers have been putting in some decent work as well, with the Blazers edging away a victory against them yesterday, with a three-point lead in the end. The 76ers overcame the Magic and Wizards, and they won by two points against the San Antonio Spurs.
Where and How to Watch the Raptors vs 76ers?
The game between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm ET.
- Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
- Time: 6:30 pm ET
- Location: The Field House, Orlando, Florida
- Watch: ESPN, TSNN
Odds to Win Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
Toronto Raptors: Game Preview
The Toronto Raptors have had a few quick brushes with some outstanding teams in the season restart and they have handled them well. They defeated the first seed in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, to the cheers of virtual crowds. The team’s previous successes include the Memphis Grizzlies, even though the Boston Celtics proved too much to bite when the Raptors faced them late last week.
The Raptors pulled a great game against the Bucks as well, as Kyle Lowry, clearly the team’s MVP had to sit the match out with a sore lower back. Another huge issue for the team was a missing Serge Ibaka who had bruised right knee and Fred VanVleet couldn’t return because of a hyperextended right knee.
Raptors rookie Matt Thomas had to step up and he did alright, bringing in some 22 points in the night against the Bucks. Normal Powell added another 21 points against the Bucks, and both athletes are now considered
Philadelphia 76ers: Keep It Together
The 76ers have an important game upcoming against the Phoenix Suns in several hours, and that’s going to be their first hurdle.
The Suns are already 6-0 in the season restart and they seem to be unstoppable enough, but if the 76ers can put a fight tonight and curb their winning streak, we have every reason to believe, Philadelphia will do great versus the Raptors as well.
Now, the 76ers are down a few players of their own with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons unfortunately recovering from injuries. The pair is definitely out for today’s game, but Embiid might return for the game against the Raptors.
If he does, that would be a huge boost for the team. In the absence of talented players such as Simmons and Embiid, Brett Bown will have to rely on Josh Richardson, a novice who can hold the defenses and dictate the offense for his team.
Philadelphia aren’t out of tricks just yet, nor do they need tricks to give the Raptors a good run tomorrow. But first, they have to sort out the Phoenix Suns.