The Toronto Raptors got out early on the 76ers in Game 1 and did not look back. In front of their home crowd, and led by Kawhi Leonard’s 45 points, the Raptors routed the 76ers 108-95 on Saturday to take a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Game 2 is Monday night in Toronto.
After what many saw on Saturday night, some think the Raptors could run away with this series, including ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.
“I have the Toronto Raptors winning this series,” Smith said on ESPN’s First Take today. “Here’s the difference between my opinion before the series, and my opinion after Game 1. I don’t give the Sixers much of a chance; I’m scared they might get swept.”
It’s only one game, but Toronto looks like the better team. I had the Raptors winning the series in 7, and I think that will still happen.
Listen below to what Smith had to say: