Sixers 94, Raptors 89 (Series tied 1-1)
JIMMY. BUCKETS. With 30 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists, Butler led the Sixers to a road win in Game 2. Joel Embiid, who was battling an illness and struggled throughout the night (12 points on 2/7 shooting), came through HUGE in the clutch:
Kawhi Leonard had 35 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the Raps.
This was Philly’s first victory in Toronto since 2012.
Nuggets 121, Blazers 113 (Denver leads series 1-0)
It was the Nikola Jokic show out in Denver, as the All-Star big man put up 37 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in 41 minutes. Jamal Murray added 23 points and 8 assists.
The Nuggets shot 51% from the field and 41% from three.
For Portland, Damian Lillard continued to do his thing, dropping 39 on 12/21.