TIPOFF: Raptors at 76ers | Toronto Sun


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Tuesday, 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center

TV: Sportsnet; Radio: 590 AM


Aron Baynes vs. Joel Embiid

A battle of the bigs featuring Philly’s all-world centre versus Toronto’s new centre of attention in the affable Aussie. Back tightness just prior to Sunday’s tip prevented Embiid from suiting up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Embiid is expected to start Tuesday. “He’s so talented,’’ Baynes said of Embiid. “He’s physically gifted. He covers a lot of space as well and takes up a lot of space. It’s going to be a whole team effort on him. He can definitely make you pay if you don’t come out and are ready for every single possession. Full credit to him in what he’s able to do, but we’re focused on what we need to do as a group. (Raptors head coach) Nick (Nurse) will have a few things up his sleeve, I’m sure, as always. For the most part, it’s about sticking to the system, bringing the right energy on defence and all five guys communicating. We’re going to need that.”