Raptors-76ers Series Preview: Two polar-opposite foes renew rivalry

Title: Raptors-76ers Series Preview: Two polar-opposite foes renew rivalry
Date: April 11, 2022
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I broke down the Raptors’ first-round series against the 76ers.

It’s a rematch of 2019 and 2001 before it. It’s a contrast in vibes, and a bit of a contrast in basketball philosophy. It’s star-driven against synergy-driven, overhyped against underrated. There are plenty of differences between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors despite similar statistical profiles and records close enough that they’re meeting in the Eastern Conference’s No. 4-5 seed matchup.

Things get underway Saturday at 6 p.m. ET in Philadelphia, with broadcast details and the remainder of the series schedule to come. What follows is a quick — okay, quick by my standards — look at the series, with the highest level stats and storylines you’ll want to keep an eye on.

Quick Tape

76ers: 51-31 | No. 13 offence | No. 11 defence | No. 9 net rating

Raptors: 48-34 | No. 16 offence | No. 10 defence | No. 11 net rating

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