Title: NBC Sports Philadelphia Game 7 Roundtable
Date: May 12, 2019
Original Source: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance at NBC Sports Philadelphia, helping tee up Game 7 between the Raptors and 76ers.
Before Game 7 tips off tonight, we got the lowdown on the Raptors from the media on the other side. What would Toronto have to do to beat the Sixers in Game 7?
I think there are two key points. They have to hit open shots around Kawhi Leonard. The Sixers have done a good job getting the ball out of his hands. The Raptors have done a good job creating really good looks from three-point range and they are hitting 32 percent on wide-open threes. In a one-game sample, you can’t really expect that to normalize, but if that is closer to 40 than to 30 percent, I like the Raptors’ chances on offense. And then on the other end, it’s mostly a matter of picking Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons up on the offensive glass. All series, unless Embiid goes off, the biggest way Philadelphia has been able to create cheap offense in the half court is when Toronto loses track of Butler and Simmons once the ball goes up.