By Art Beitchman
The start of the 76ers NBA playoffs series against the Toronto Raptors finally tips off tomorrow at home, 6pm.
The Joel Embiid and James Harden duo was put together for the postseason to battle for an NBA title.
MVP candidate Embiid will show up and flex his muscles, and lately James Harden’s past playoff performances have been put in question.
The Beard has played 65 playoff games in his career, scoring on average 22 points, grabbing 7 rebounds, and dishing 10 assists.
There’s no legit reason those numbers won’t hold up in these 2022 playoffs.
Some talking heads have put the pressure on Harden in these playoffs.
Also what should be noted is the Sixers are almost 2-1 favorites to beat the Raptors in Vegas, and they are favored in game 1 by 4 1/2 points.
Also the ESPN basketball power index has them winning game 1 at a 66% rate.
I have the 76ers to win this series in 6 or 7 games and move on to round 2.