The Philadelphia 76ers have a 2-0 first-round series lead over the Toronto Raptors following their 112-97 Game 2 win.
The Philadelphia 76ers took a 1-0 first-round series lead over the Toronto Raptors back on Saturday with a commanding 131-111 win in Game 1. With one game remaining at Wells Fargo Center before heading up to Toronto, the 76ers decided to give themselves more of a cushion in the series.
On Monday, the 76ers defeated the Raptors 112-97 to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round.
As is the case every playoff game, NBA Twitter shared their thoughts and memes during and at the end of Game 2.
76ers steamroll Raptors for 2-0 series lead: Best memes and tweets from Game 2
The Raptors were without rookie first-round pick Scottie Barnes, who sprained his ankle in Game 1. Even with his absence, Toronto made things interesting in the end, as they cut into Philadelphia’s lead. Unfortunately for them, it was too late.
Joel Embiid led the way for the 76ers, as he scored 31 points while shooting 9-for-16 from the field and 12-for-14 from the free-throw line. Additionally, Embiid recorded 11 rebounds to secure the double-double.
As for the Raptors, Pascal Siakam picked up a double-double of his own, scoring 20 points (7-for-20 from the field) and grabbing 10 rebounds. Siakam also recorded five assists and one steal in 41 minutes of playing time.
The 76ers will head up to Toronto, hoping to close out the series. The Raptors hope that home-court advantage will help them get back in the win column to keep their NBA championship hopes alive.