Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors are back home Tuesday night hosting the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.
The best-of-seven series is knotted at two games apiece thanks to an impressive performance from Leonard in Game 4 that gave Toronto a much-needed win on Sunday. The series returns to Philadelphia for Game 6 on Thursday.
With the Raptors in town, as well as the Toronto Blue Jays, there will be road closures surrounding both the Rogers Centre and the Scotiabank Arena. Two of the closures are York Street between Lakeshore Boulevard and Front Street, and Bremner Boulevard east of Grand Trunk. These closures and others in the area of the Scotiabank Arena will start at 4 p.m. and at 5 p.m. around the Rogers Centre. The closures will remain in effect until the conclusion of the games.
A tailgate party will also be held in Jurassic Park on Tuesday and on Thursday.
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The Raptors won the previous matchup 101-96. Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points to lead Toronto to the victory and Jimmy Butler scored 29 points in the loss for Philadelphia.
The Raptors have gone 32-9 at home. Toronto is 11-7 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The 76ers are 20-21 in road games. Philadelphia is fourth in the league with 47.8 rebounds per game. Joel Embiid leads the 76ers with 13.6.
Leonard is averaging 26.6 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Raptors. Pascal Siakam has averaged 20.2 points and collected 6.6 rebounds while shooting 51.4 per cent over the last 10 games for Toronto.
Embiid has shot 48.4 per cent and is averaging 27.5 points for the 76ers. Butler has averaged 17 points and added 5.7 rebounds while shooting 42.2 per cent over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
During the playoffs
76ers: Averaging 112.6 points, 50.2 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.5 per cent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points on 42.8 per cent shooting.
Raptors: Averaging 102.8 points, 41.9 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.1 per cent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 95.7 points on 40.5 per cent shooting.
Raptors Injuries: Chris Boucher: out (back spasms), Jeremy Lin: day to day (back), OG Anunoby: out (appendix).
76ers Injuries: None listed.