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In the days leading up to the start of the first-round series between the 76ers and Toronto Raptors, the focus was on how effective James Harden would be against Toronto's long, switching defense.

In-Game 1 on Saturday night, however, it was another 76ers guard who stole the show.

Tyrese Maxey's 38 points, including a 21-point explosion in the third quarter, helped power Philadelphia to a 131-111 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 20,610 at Wells Fargo Center. 

 It was the latest emphatic reminder of just how far Maxey has progressed in his second season.

"His speed is a factor," 76ers coach Doc Rivers said. "We know that we have to keep using him in space.

Maxey did plenty of that Saturday night, going 14-for-21 from the field, including 5-for-8 from 3-point range. 

 He went from a low-volume, 30% 3-point shooter as a rookie to a 42% shooter on over four 3-point attempts per game in Year 2.

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