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SportsRaptors-76ers Game 7 breaks Canadian viewership record

13:00  14 may  2019
13:00  14 may  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Leonard scores 35 points but gets little help in 94-89 loss to Philadelphia

Leonard scores 35 points but gets little help in 94-89 loss to Philadelphia TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard couldn't do it alone. But he gave it a good try. The Raptors star scored 20 of his 35 points in the second half on Monday after Toronto's worst first half of these playoffs, but he got little help from his teammates in an ugly 94-89 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series now heads to Philadelphia for Thursday's Game 3 tied at one game apiece. And the Raptors have to hope some of their other players can get going at what's sure to be a raucous Wells Fargo Center. Pascal Siakam had 21 points for the Raptors, who overcame a 19-point deficit to make it a game down the stretch. Kyle Lowry had 20 points.

Total Canadian viewership during the second round was up 73 percent from last year. The previous single- game record was set during Game 4 of the 2016 Eastern Conference finals when 1.8 million Canadians tuned in to watch the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to even that series 2-2.

Upwards of 10 million unique viewers watched the Game 2 clash between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors . That number makes it the most-watched NBA game on record in Canada . The total audience numbers peaked to nearly six million at approximately 10:44 PM ET during the

Raptors-76ers Game 7 breaks Canadian viewership record © David Dow / National Basketball Association / Getty

Canadian hoops fans have stayed glued to their televisions this postseason. As a result, Sunday night's epic Game 7 clash between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers was the most-watched basketball game in Canadian history.

An average of 2.2 million Canadians tuned in to watch the Raptors' series-clinching win, according to NBA Canada. Total Canadian viewership during the second round was up 73 percent from last year.

Overall, 5.8 million Canadians saw at least some portion of Sunday's game, capped by Kawhi Leonard's dramatic game-winning buzzer-beater.

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Raptors - 76 ers Game 7 breaks Canadian viewership record . Canadian hoops fans have stayed glued to their televisions this postseason. The Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals debut gave the team its third Canadian television audience record in two weeks. The combination of Canadian viewership

Upwards of 10 million unique viewers watched the Game 2 clash between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors . As the Canadian franchise continues to make history with this deep postseason run, each of the three previous games have broken broadcasting viewership records .

The previous single-game record was set during Game 4 of the 2016 Eastern Conference finals when 1.8 million Canadians tuned in to watch the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to even that series 2-2.

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