Sixers-Raptors playoff updates Tyrese Maxey leads Philly past

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Tyrese Maxey Leads Sixers Past Raptors in Eastern Conference Semifinals

Tyrese Maxey has joined a long list of impressive newcomers for the Philadelphia 76ers. The latest addition to an already impressive roster‚ Maxey leads the 76ers past the Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The rookie has already made a strong impression with his 22 points and 14 assists in four quarters. The Sixers are now 2-0 in the Playoffs‚ and it's a good time to get behind this impressive team.

Tyrese Maxey

In Game 1 of the Sixers-Raptors series‚ Tyrese Maxey scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past Toronto. Maxey's performance helped the Sixers jump out to a 69-51 lead midway through the third quarter. He shot 7-of-8 from the field‚ including threes and floaters. He also hit a three in transition. And he guarded Raptors All-Star Fred VanVleet with tightness. He also scored the game-winning and-1 against four defenders from the floor. James Harden and the Raptors are two-time champions‚ and the first to make the postseason finals is one of them. The Raptors are in the last round of the Eastern Conference. James Harden led the Sixers with 22 points‚ while Tobias Harris had 26 points and six assists. The Sixers are hoping to reach the second round for the first time since 2001‚ when they knocked off the Houston Rockets in the first round. Despite the lack of star power‚ Tyrese Maxey has proven to be a valuable addition to the Sixers. The young guard railed the crowd with his Maxey calls‚ made whirlwind layups‚ and made threes from Curry range. Tyrese Maxey also chucked an autographed ball into the stands‚ where a fan grabbed it. He led the Sixers to a 131-111 win over the Raptors in Game 1 of the series. After playing Toronto in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series twice this season‚ the Philadelphia 76ers dominated the Raptors 131-111. James Harden poured in 22 points and seven rebounds‚ while Joel Embiid added 19 points and 15 rebounds. In addition to Maxey's 38 postseason-high‚ he had eight rebounds. James Harden scored 22 points‚ while Tobias Harris added six assists and 10 rebounds. The 76ers will host Game 2 of this series on Monday. The Sixers' first-round series with the Raptors is always a concern. However‚ the Cameroonian big man opened up about the team's adjustments to Harden. The transition was relatively easy‚ Maxey said. It was just a matter of getting used to the new look. As Game 2 of the Sixers-Raptors series gets underway‚ the 76ers are still on top. They're a five-point favorite at the time of Game 1‚ and Meek Mill will serve as the pre-game bell ringer. Tyrese Maxey has also scored seven points for Philly in Game 1 so far. Tyrese Maxey is leading the Philadelphia past Toronto in the series‚ but the Raptors will still need to win Game 4 to advance to the second round. Despite the fact that the Sixers lost their star Joel Embiid to an ankle injury‚ the team still managed to pull out a win. The Raptors missed their rookie Scottie Barnes to a strained ankle‚ but Tyrese Maxey's 32-footer late in the third quarter stunned the Raptors. After the Raptors pulled him out of the game‚ OG Anunoby added another 20 points for the Sixers.

Joel Embiid

After hardly playing basketball a year ago‚ second-year guard Tyrese Maxey exploded for 38 points against the Raptors to lift the Sixers past a shaky Joel Embiid. Tonight‚ he played the part of a true Super Star‚ scoring 21 points in the third quarter alone and leading Philly past Embiid. Maxey's 36 points prompted chants of Maxey‚ Maxey! inside the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia 76ers head into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals with high hopes. After leading by as much as 24 points in the first quarter‚ the 76ers remained on top of the series by winning Game 1 131-111. Joel Embiid scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Tobias Harris added 26 points and six assists. Shake Milton scored 10 points. Despite being expected to score 20‚ Joel Embiid's absence is a huge blow for the Raptors. Despite the absence of Embiid‚ the Sixers are still up by 17 points. The Raptors are down just three games‚ and their hopes will depend on how well they play. The Sixers play in Game 2 on Monday. With Harden in the postseason‚ the Sixers have a tougher time stopping the Raptors. Embiid had a career-high of 22 points and 14 assists. James Harden had a career-high of 39 points. Tyrese Maxey's monster performance forced the Raptors to make adjustments. They must devote more defenders to Embiid and Harden‚ while also limiting Harris' impact. Otherwise‚ they risk losing one of their top scorers. Though the Sixers didn't score in the first half‚ their star guard was effective. Joel Embiid didn't put up huge numbers‚ but he was dominant on the glass and forced the Raptors to foul him. He also made plays for the Sixers on the offensive end‚ scoring seven points in a row early in the game. While the Raptors leaned on Joel Embiid‚ he was patient and efficient despite the extra men Toronto sent at him. Although Embiid has been a consistent threat all season‚ the sixers' reserves must adjust to a different style of play without the star. The Sixers are looking for their third consecutive win after falling to the Raptors on Game 1 of the postseason. As a result‚ they'll need to find a new star and Embiid must find a new identity. After two consecutive wins in the second round‚ Philadelphia will look to clinch home-court advantage. A game seven will be played in Philadelphia on April 30. The series could even go back to Philadelphia for Game 5.

Scottie Barnes

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey played the role of x-factor in game one. He has high scoring potential and playmaking ability‚ making him a very dangerous threat on the court. In fact‚ he overtook Maurice Cheeks for the franchise playoff scoring record. He was applauded by the crowd as he left the bench. The Sixers began the playoffs on a high note‚ as they blew past the Toronto Raptors in Game One with a dominant performance. Tyrese Maxey scored 38 points‚ while Tobias Harris added 26. The 76ers took a 1-0 series lead over the Raptors after Doc Rivers adjusted the rotations. The Raptors remained within striking distance in Game Two‚ but the 76ers are now able to play a full lineup with no major injuries. Tyrese Maxey has been a consistent scorer in the postseason for the 76ers. He surpassed his previous career high of 19 points against the Raptors in Game One. He is a reliable scoring option for the Sixers and is a top-four option. However‚ he missed a chance to equal his postseason total against Atlanta. After James Harden joined the Sixers‚ Tyrese Maxey was considered a perfect third-quarter replacement. He scored 21 points and made seven of eight shots in the third quarter‚ keeping Philadelphia in the game. In all‚ he finished the game with 38 points and shot 5-8 from three. The Sixers won 131-111 in Game 1 and will host Game 2 on Monday. A big night for Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers past Barnes and Scottie Barnes in the first half‚ but there were some negatives. Barnes was injured in the second half and initially had x-rays that revealed nothing serious. However‚ an MRI is needed to confirm the diagnosis. Barnes will be out for the rest of the game‚ but is expected to play game two. The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs on Monday night‚ 131-111. Tyrese Maxey led Philadelphia past the Raptors‚ who lost Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes to fouling and ankle injuries. In the third quarter‚ Tyrese Maxey led Philadelphia past the Raptors‚ and he led the 76ers to a 131-111 victory. Despite an early deficit‚ the Sixers rallied from a 17-2 deficit and led at halftime. Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 16 points. Tyrese Maxey added 10 points and a three-point play to cap a 10-2 run. The Raptors finished with 11 turnovers. The Raptors ended up being down by 17 points early in the fourth quarter.