By Art Beitchman
When Sixers forward Danny Green uttered the words before game 6 in Toronto versus the Raptors “We either nut up, or fold”, he wasn’t kidding.
The Sixers blasted the Raps 132-97, a 35 point beatdown to move on to the second round starting next Monday at Miami to take on the top seated Heat.
Behind hot three point shooting, going 16-40 from behind the arc, lockdown third quarter defense, outscoring them 37-17 in the quarter, then cruising to a lopsided win on the road, very impressive.
Led by Joel Embiid’s 33 points, Tyrese Maxey dropped 25, James Harden popped 22, Tobias Harris 19, they will need that kind of scoring to beat the Heat in the second round.