'We weren't going back to Philly': Defiant 76ers blow out Toronto Raptors in Game 6 to clinch series

After becoming the 14th team to extend a best-of-seven series to Game 6 after falling behind 3-0, the Raptors didn't have enough to prolong this series for another game.

The Philadelphia 76ers -- thanks to a dominant third quarter that saw them outscore Toronto 37-17 and at one point score 17 straight points

came away with a 132-97 victory Thursday night in Game 6 of their first-round series here at Scotiabank Arena.

The win moves Philadelphia into the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fourth time in five years.

This time, they will hope to finally break through and reach the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since Allen Iverson led them there in 2001. 

Philadelphia begins its series in Miami against the top-seeded Heat on Monday night.

The 76ers were led by a balanced attack across the board. Joel Embiid, playing through a torn ligament in his right thumb, finished with 33 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes

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