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Philadelphia dominates Toronto with 'pace, post and rub'

Philadelphia dominates Toronto with 'pace, post and rub'

Both units excelled in their limited time together: The Sixers outscored opponents by 17.6 points per 100 possessions with Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid on the floor in the regular season, while the Raptors were 12.2 points per 100 possessions better in the regular season with Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.

"When we come down to the offensive end, the evolution of Jimmy [Butler] with the ball, or posting Jo [Embiid], or utilizing Ben [Simmons], bringing JJ [Redick] off screens, making sure Tobias [Harris]-you know, who can score a bunch of different ways-is used," Sixers coach Brett Brown said.

Starting 5-man lineups, Game 3 Out of 16 5-man lineups that have played at least 40 minutes this postseason, Philadelphia's starting five of Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid have compiled the best net rating, outscoring opponents by 34.5 points per 100 possessions in 104 minutes.

The Toronto starting five of Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol rank second on that list in net rating (30.5) and first in minutes (167).

"The way we've been adjusting and the way we've been playing together, I still feel like we have so much potential, especially with Tobias [Harris], Ben [Simmons], JJ [Redick]," Embiid said.

Source: www.espn.com
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