The Sixers advanced to the second-round after their 132-97 Game 6 win over the Raptors on Thrursday night and the team’s mindset going into the contest in Toronto was a differentiator.
“We weren’t going back to Philly for a Game 7,” Harden told the media after the contest. The former MVP had 22 points and 15 assists in the series-clinching win.
“I wanted to come out and be aggressive. Not just scoring basketball, but making the right plays, and getting into the paint. I knew good things would happen,” Harden added.
Game 1 of the Sixers-Heat second-round series will begin on Monday. Oddsmakers have Philadelphia as +150 underdogs in the contest. Miami is -180 to advance, per PointsBet.
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