2022 NBA Playoffs Predictions: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors

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Surging into the NBA postseason with a 25-11 record in their last 36 games are the Toronto Raptors, who will face Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers in round one of the playoffs.

The 76ers enter this postseason having seen mixed results from superstar acquisition James Harden. Harden has been one of the NBA’s best players over the last 5 years but hasn’t quite found his footing thus far in Philly.

The Raptors, on the other hand, enter the postseason on the upswing. Including a recent 119-114 home win over the 76ers, Toronto is 8-2 over their last 10 games. An All-NBA caliber season from Pascal Siakam and an All-Star appearance from Fred VanVleet give Toronto two players with championship experience primed for playoff success.

A key storyline for the 76ers will be their rotations, considering elite defender Matisse Thybulle will be unavailable to play in Toronto due to his vaccination status.

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With so many question marks, will Embiid’s dominance be enough to carry Philly through round one?

Let’s take a look at three predictions for the first-round match-up between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors.

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