Kawhi Leonard is back in the lineup tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers. Leonard did not play Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks’ Both teams walked into that matchup undefeated while the Bucks walked away with an impressive 124-109 victory.
Due to the absence of Kawhi Leonard, veteran Serge Ibaka led the team in scoring with 30 points while also notching nine rebounds.
Leonard has yet to play in a back-to-back game this season after missing most of last season with the San Antonio Spurs due to a quadriceps injury.
The Raptors take on the Philadelphia 76ers who defeated the Atlanta Hawks in Philadelphia 113-93 on Monday. Philadelphia outscored the Hawks 31-13 in the third quarter.
The Raptors won their first six games of the season for the first time in franchise history and return to Scotiabank Arena on a five-game win streak at home which also matches a personal best.
Can Kawhi Leonard showcase his dominance yet again with the Raptors? Leonard is averaging 26.6 points a game while shooting 50% from the field and 92% from the charity stripe.
Philadelphia is currently 4-3 this season while winning all four of their games at home. During their win against the Hawks, the 76ers grabbed 64 rebounds which are currently a season-best.
Although the 76ers are currently 4-3, the team has won 14 straight home games dating back to March 16th, currently the longest active streak in the NBA.
Ben Simmons continued to show his dominance on the court while recording his fifth double-double in six games this season. Simmons finished the game with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists.
Will the tandem of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid be too much offensively for the Raptors defense?
Embiid is averaging 26 points and 11 rebounds while Ben Simmons averages 14 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.