James Harden chose the ideal time to end up a championship game with his 3rd 20-point and 10+ help video game in his profession.
The 76ers were reeling entering into an essential Game 6 after losing 2 straight video games, enabling the Raptors to take all the momentum entering into Jurassic Park while they were down 3-2. All the pressure was on the 76ers; outdoors voices were prepared to fuss and grumble about Harden being not able to liquidate video games. They were prepared to devitalize Coach Doc Rivers for ending up being the very first coach to lose a 3-0 series lead.
In action, Harden set the tone with his 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 15 helps. Joel Embiid did the same with a 33-point and 10 rebounds double-double.
“We had opportunities last few games to put them away and we just didn’t,” Harden stated. “So I wanted to come out and be aggressive. Not just scoring (the) basketball, but making the right plays, and getting into the paint. I knew good things would happen.”
The 76ers put the video game away in the 3rd quarter after scoring on their very first 8 journeys down the court, opening a 13-point lead. Philly ultimately extended their gone out to 30-9, topped off by a Harden step-back triple that provided the Sixers a 92-70 lead.
When it was all stated and done, Philly left Toronto with a 132-97 win and a date with Miami in the 2nd round. Game 1 will be on Monday.
“We weren’t going back to Philly for a Game 7,” Harden stated.