TORONTO, Canada — Kawhi Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 108-95 win in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday night.
“It’s great when you do it and you can win, but my focus is every game, trying to win the ball game,” said Kawhi Leonard That’s why we’re playing these games. We’re not playing so I can score 50 or get 40 points. We’re all on this team and trying to say Raptors win at the end of the day.”
Pascal Siakam added 29 points in the Raptors 108-95 victory over the 76ers to take a 1-0 series lead. Leonard and Siakam each scored 17 points in the opening quarter, both shooting 7-for-9 from the floor.
Clinical performance.@TangerineHoops Game Highlights
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Tobias Harris had 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Redick scored 17 points for the 76ers.
“We’re not going home, we’re not going away,” Brown said. “We will dig in and come back better in Game 2.”
Joel Embiid scored 16 points and Ben Simmons had 14. Jimmy Butler scored 10 points.
Game 2 will be played at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, Apr. 29 at 8 P.M. ET
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports (NBA)
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