NBA playoff wrap 2019: 76ers, Trail Blazers force Game 7s

We’ll have at least two Game 7s in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

The 76ers took down the Raptors, 112-101, to tie the series up at 3-3 and force a deciding game back in Toronto.

Philadelphia earned the right to play the Game 7 as it got great production from its starting lineup.

Jimmy Butler had 25 points, Tobias Harris had 16, Joel Embiid had 17 and Ben Simmons finished with 21. JJ Redick was good, too, finishing with 11.

The team that wins Game 7 will play the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals after Milwaukee defeated the Celtics in five games.

In Portland, the Trail Blazers took down the Nuggets 119-108 to even the series 3-3 and force a Game 7 in Denver on Sunday.

Damian Lillard was awesome with 32 points and CJ McCollum added 30 as well.

Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the loss.

If the Rockets are able to get a win Friday over Golden State, this will be just the second time in NBA history three Game 7s will be played on the same day (Sunday), according to <a href="http://

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Stud of the Night

Kawhi Leonard had 29 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the Raptors’ loss.

Dud of the Night

Marc Gasol just hasn’t worked out for the Raptors this year as he had seven points and three rebounds on 8 of 8 shooting.


Jimmy Butler found Ben Simmons for an alley-oop.

What’s Next

Warriors at Rockets, 9 p.m. ET — The Rockets are down 3-2 in the series but the Warriors lost Kevin Durant to a calf injury in Game 5. Don’t sleep on Golden State without Durant, though. This team won 73 games without him in 2015-16 and is more than capable of winning one of the next two games, including Game 6.