For the first time ever two Cameroonians would play at the semifinals of the NBA (National Basketball Association) to try and fight for a spot in the Finals of the East conference.
The court would be painted green, red yellow when the Raptors meet 76ers.
Already two times All-star, Joel Embiid plays with Philadelphia 76ers. He made his debut for the franchise in 2014, but he is the face of the franchise to many, Reminiscent to this is his 27.5 points this season.
Embiid is the one the 76ers would be looking up to_break a strong Toronto side. If he improves on the 24.7 points averaged against the Nets-then, the raptors might find problems in contending with him on the fine wood.The 76ers won the first round of the playoffs by 4-1
Pascal Siakam is the most improved NBA player of the season. The 25-year-old joined the Raptors in 2016 as a the 27th NBA draft pick, and has averaged 16.9 points this season_way better than his time at the franchise last season
Pascal at the moment has pushed coach Nick Nurse to keeping former All-star Serge Ibaka on the bench to his favour. Siakam slightly missed out on the All-star selection this season where he has stamped his authority as a starter for his side.
Siakam helped his side usher Orlando Magic out of the playoffs with an exquisite game 5 scoring 24 and shooting 8-for-16 on the wood.
*Games played between 76ers and Toronto this season*
Siakam and Toronto have the edge over Embiid
76ers 112-129 Raptors
December 5, 2018
76ers 102-113 Toronto
December 22, 2018
76ers 126-101 Raptors
February 5, 2019
76ers 107-119 Toronto
These two have lot’s of similarities with age (25) for both, and mentorship (Luc Mbah a’ Moute). The nation of Cameroon would be divided, yet united when these two log horn’s.
By GIOVANNI WANNEH