Kawhi leads Raptors to game four win over 76ers

The Toronto Raptors, led by Kawhi Leonard's 39 points, have evened their NBA play-off series with Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers.

The Raptors won 101-96 in Monday's (AEST) game four in Philadelphia.

Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard (left) holds the ball away from the 76ers’ Jimmy Butler.Credit:AP

The series is locked 2-2 with game five of the best-of-seven series in Toronto on Wednesday (AEST).

"We just had to come in and play hard," Leonard said.

Leonard was shadowed defensively by Simmons throughout but the Australian's height and speed was not enough to slow down the three-time All-Star's scoring efficiency – although he did force seven turnovers.

Leonard's points haul came from sinking 13 of 20 field goals, including five of seven three-pointers, and he had 14 rebounds and five assists.

Ben Simmons defends against Leonard in game four.Credit:AP

Simmons had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Jimmy Butler led the 76ers with 29 points while Joel Embiid was restricted to 11 points and eight rebounds.

The Raptors' power forward Pascal Siakam was in doubt for the game with a bruised right calf but battled through it with nine points while centre Marc Gasol, guard Kyle Lowry, Danny Green and Serge Ibaka all scored in double figures.

AAP

Source: Read Full Article