sport news Philadelphia 76ers 96-101 Toronto Raptors: Series tied at 2-2

Philadelphia 76ers 96-101 Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard scores 39 points to help tie the series at 2-2  The Toronto Raptors evened the series at 2-2 with a win over Philadelphia  Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 left Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semi-final is on Tuesday night in Toronto 

By Rob Maaddi, Associated Press

Published: 00:15 BST, 6 May 2019 | Updated: 00:15 BST, 6 May 2019

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Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 left, to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-96 on Sunday and even the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2.

Marc Gasol scored 16, Kyle Lowry had 14 and the Raptors rebounded after consecutive losses to reclaim home-court advantage.

Game 5 is Tuesday night in Toronto.

The Toronto Raptors evened the series at 2-2 with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers

The Toronto Raptors evened the series at 2-2 with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers

We now go to game 5 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals between the teams on Tuesday

We now go to game 5 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals between the teams on Tuesday 

Jimmy Butler scored 29 and JJ Redick had 19 for Philadelphia. The 76ers are trying to reach the conference finals for the first time since Allen Iverson led them to the NBA Finals in 2001.

Toronto, which earned the No. 2 seed after winning 58 games, has been bounced out in the semis two straight seasons.

Joel Embiid struggled after scoring 33 points in Philadelphia's 21-point victory in Game 3, The All-Star center only had 11.

Butler banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the circle as the shot clock expired after briefly losing the ball to give the Sixers an 84-81 lead in the fourth. But Gasol answered with a 3 to tie it and the Raptors went up 89-85 on Leonard's jumper. Butler and Leonard traded a pair of free throws before Redick hit a 3 to cut it to 91-90 with 2:07 left.

The Toronto Raptors have been bounced out in the semis for two straight seasons now

The Toronto Raptors have been bounced out in the

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