After a much needed victory in Game 2, the Philadelphia 76ers entered Thursday evening’s Game 3 tilt against the Toronto Raptors in a good spot. Still, Joel Embiid and company were actually seen as the Las Vegas underdog on their home floor, outlining the expectation that the Raptors would put up quite a fight in front of what was a hostile crowd.
In the end, however, the home team was spectacular for the vast majority of the night. With Embiid at the forefront, the Sixers cruised to a 116-95 victory to seize control of the series, giving them a 2-1 edge over their foes.
The early going was kind to the Sixers, with the home team claiming the advantage on the strength of seven quick points and a highlight block from Embiid.