3-2 lead for the Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets

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The Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets earned impressive victories and came one step away from the Eastern and Western Conference Finals, respectively (3-2).

The Raptors took control from the second quarter onwards, led by as many as 40 points and decimated the Philadelphia 76ers at home (125-89).

Pascal Siakam led the winners with a game-high 25 points, whereas Jimmy Butler had a team-high 22 points for the losing squad.

Game 6 will be played in Philadelphia on Thursday (09/05).

In Denver, the Nuggets crushed the Portland Trail Blazers (124-98) and took a commanding 3-2 lead in the series. Denver never trailed in the game and led by as many as 31 points to cruise to the victory.

Paul Millsap (24 points), Nikola Jokic (25 points) and Jamal Murray (18 points) combined for 67 points for the winners, whereas Damian Lillard had a team-high 22 points for the losing squad.

Game 6 will be played in Portland on Thursday (09/05).