Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction & Match Preview | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Philadelphia 76ers, still reeling with the departure of Ben Simmons, will begin their NBA preseason campaign against the Toronto Raptors on Monday. They are expected to decide on Simmons’ future in the coming days after losing to the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals last season.
A new roster without Joel Embiid is expected to take on the Toronto Raptors, who have made a lot of moves and have a promising young roster to count on. OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet are expected to appear in the starting 5 on Tuesday.
Fixture – Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date & Time – Monday, October 4th, 7 PM ET (Tuesday, October 5th, 5:30 AM IST).
Venue – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario.
Philadelphia 76ers preview
Seth Curry, Danny Green, and Tobias Harris are expected to appear in the preseason opener against the Raptors.
Andre Drummond, who is expected to be Joel Embiid’s backup for the season, should also be available to start at center. In the meantime, Tyrese Maxey and Embiid are expected to be in shape by the time the 76ers take on the Raptors for the second time in the preseason.
The Philadelphia 76ers still fall short of a shooter or two despite renewing the contracts of Korkmaz and Shake Milton. Milton was criticized for his lack of consistency, especially during the playoffs.
Philadelphia 76ers expected lineup
Point Guard – Shake Milton | Shooting Guard – Seth Curry | Small Forward – Danny Green | Power Forward – Tobias Harris | Center – Andre Drummond.
Toronto Raptors preview
The Toronto Raptors have a lot of decisions to make on the roster, with six players: Yuta Watanabe; Freddie Gillespie; Sam Dekker; Isaac Bonga; Reggie Perry, and Ishmail Wainright, vying for three spots on the list. Gillespie is rumored to be almost a certainty on the list, considering the overall needs of the team.
Prediction of the match 76ers vs Raptors
Both teams have a lot of stars unavailable for this preseason game. However, the Toronto Raptors don’t have a recognizable center, and they could have a hard time containing the Philadelphia 76ers’ attack without Simmons and Joel Embiid. The Philadelphia 76ers can be expected to be the marginal favorites to win this game.
Where to watch the 76ers vs Raptors game?
The Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors game will have local coverage on NBC Sports Philadelphia. The game can also be streamed with an NBA League Pass account.