Fans of the Philadelphia 76ers may finally breathe a sigh of relief.
They entered Game 6 against the Toronto Raptors up 3-2 in the first round but that was after they once had a 3-0 advantage.
All of Philly was nervous that the team would lose on Thursday night and the series would be even at 3-3.
That would mean they’d be just one game away from losing in a supremely embarrassing manner.
But no one has to worry about that because the 76ers came through and won the first round in a huge 132-97 Game 6 victory in Toronto.
There were many strong performers from Philadelphia but head coach Doc Rivers focused on one particular superstar.
Doc Rivers says that while the @sixers saw big numbers from Embiid, Harden, and Maxey tonight, one player stood out throughout the series:
“Tobias was just amazing… Tobias (@tobias31) might’ve been the most valuable guy in this series.”
— Lauren Rosen (@LaurenMRosen) April 29, 2022
“Tobias [Harris] was just amazing,” Rivers said after the game.
He continued: “Tobias might’ve been the most valuable guy in this series.”
It certainly was a big night for Harris and shows a lot of potential for what may come in the second round.
76ers At 100%
Harris indeed was spectacular on Thursday, scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds.
However, he wasn’t the only one who came to play for Philadelphia.
Don’t forget about Tyrese Maxey‘s 25 points too.
All in all, the entire team was in fine form and that was great news for the fans.
Philadelphia has been adamant all year that they were going all the way.
They said they wouldn’t settle for anything less than the NBA Finals.
That is a tough goal to achieve with such a crowded and competitive Eastern Conference but it’s not impossible.
If the 76ers continue to perform as they did on Thursday, they certainly could make a legitimate run at the title.