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Precious Achiuwa with the best play of the game as Raptors beat Sixers to avoid a sweep

Port Harcourt-born Precious Achiuwa made the best play at the Scotiabank Arena where Toronto Raptors secured a 110-102 win against Philadelphia Sixers to avoid a first-round sweep on Saturday.

The D’Tigers forward who played from the bench for the 2019 Champions made his mark in the game that avoided a 4-0 loss to the Sixers.

It wasn’t one of Precious Achiuwa’s best games but he was still able to contribute 5 points from 2-of-6 field goals, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 24 minutes he spent on the court.

Precious Achiuwa made this great play to earn himself the best play of the night.

Precious Achiuwa with the move

He went in and out dribble with the off-hand, then the smooth lay in.

Pascal Siakam scored 34 points, Thaddeus Young scored 13 points, OG Anunoby had 10, and newly crowned NBA Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes had six points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

With the win, the Raptors forced a game five as they avoided a 4-0 NBA first-round playoff sweep.

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