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The Toronto Raptors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers at home on Saturday night (27/04) and took the upper hand in the series (1-0).

The hosts were in front for the majority of the night and led by as many as 20 points to overpower their opponents.

Kawhi Leonard (career-high 45 points) and Pascal Siakam (29 points) combined for 74 of the winners’ 108 points.

Six players scored in double figures for the losing squad, with JJ Redick posting a team-high 17 points.

Game 2 will be played in Toronto on Monday (29/04).