TORONTO – Brett Brown's Philadelphia 76ers coach said his team was leveled in the second round of the series 1-1 on Monday with a 94-89 win against the Toronto Raptors as one of its players moved in Alter ego hatched. [19659002JimmyButlerwurdemit30points11Rebounds5AssistsandablockedshottoJames
"That was James Butler," Brown said. "That was the adult in the gym, he was just a huge skirt, he accused us of many different situations, he was a stallion, he was really an adult in the gym." 19659002] Butler repudiated the formal nickname – "My name is not James, it's literally Jimmy," he said – and wanted to focus more on the Sixers' defensive efforts than on his offensive posts, such as scoring 1
"It was a team effort," he said that the Sixers held on to the Raptors with only 89 points in 36.3 percent shooting. For the first time, Toronto finished less than 90 points since losing on December 28th against Orlando. "I keep going to defend ourselves, we get stoppers and we go into the open ground guys make games like Jo [Embiid] and Ben [Simmons] … Whenever we play like that, we're such a good team."
Embiid and Simmons, the two all-stars of the Sixers, were assigned to fight Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam, the heroes of Toronto, Game 1.
Coming off Leonard's career playoff-high 45 points on Saturday, Simmons made the former MVP final for the 35 he scored in Game 2.
"You had Ben guarding me tonight," Leonard said after just four points in the standings. In the first quarter, Philadelphia ran nine points clear (26-17), unlike the 17, who scored the Sixers in the first frame of Game 1. "They did a pretty good job;
And Embiid was often paired with Siakam, who ended up scoring 21 points in 9 out of 25 shots after scoring 15 points in 29 of 12 serial production. " Obviously it was difficult for us to just look at the numbers, "Toronto coach Nick Nurse said," I think Pascal had a low shooting range tonight, many of them were trying to marginalize Embiid. "
It was a Completing a difficult day for Embiid, he missed the firearm because he had gastroenteritis and stayed with medical staff at the team hotel, and then, Brown said, Embiid received infusions before the tee.
"If that's s —- before If you had it before, you would know what it feels like, "said Embiid." These are my boys and I want to show up every night. Tonight I had the feeling that this was a big game for us. I knew I was playing, there was no way to miss the game. This game was really important. For us, it did not matter what I had, I would play. It does not matter.
Embiid finished a 2/7 series with 12 points in 2-for-7 shooting, 6 boards, 5 assists and 6 turnovers, but one of his buckets came off the lead of the Sixers with 24.3 seconds 1 to 3.
Like Brown, he kept his praise for Butler's performance over his own.
"He said he had to carry us, and he did that, and that was amazing," Embiid told ESPN Butler.
No matter what they called him – James or Jimmy – the Philadelphia winger was the talk of the media session after the game One Night, in which he became the third Sixer in the past 35 seasons, and 30 points, Received 10 rebounds and 5 assists in a playoff game, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research Embiid (who did it twice) and Charles Barkley (19459011) (five times).
"It was a great night for him, just kinda lay down the head and be the guy, "said JJ Redick (19659002)] Similar to the Sixers saw s In their first 108-95 defeat they were far better than in their first 108-95 defeat, but Butler also recovered on Saturday from his meager 10 points in 4/12 shooting.
"Look, Jimmy Butler is a player," Sister said. "A late gamer and a big time, look, he would not be quiet this whole series, right, this guy can play, we know that."