Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard posterizes Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid

Connor Grott

May 7 (UPI) -- Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard had a monster dunk over Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday night.

Leonard methodically dribbled through the 76ers' defense and fooled forward Mike Scott and Embiid with a hesitation move before rising over the 7-footer.


Leonard leaped and threw down the one-handed jam over the outstretched arms of Embiid.

The All-Star forward finished the game with 21 points (7-of-16 shooting), 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals in the Raptors' 125-89 dismantling of the 76ers. He had scored 33 or more points in the first four games of the series.

Embiid, who battled flu-like symptoms before the game, had 13 points and six rebounds with eight turnovers.

Toronto leads the series 3-2. The Raptors can advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in four seasons with a win in Game 6.

Game 6 is Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.


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