Jimmy Butler scored 30 points and added 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Raptors 94-89 in Toronto while Nikola Jokic had 37 points and nine rebounds to help Denver to a 121-113 win over Portland in game one of their Western Conference semi-final series.

The 76ers evened their Eastern Conference semi-final series with the Raptors at one win each on Monday night (local time) and it was their first win in Toronto since November 10, 2012, following 14 consecutive losses in the Canadian city.

Game three in the best-of-seven series is scheduled for Thursday in Philadelphia.

James Ennis III added 13 points off the bench for the 76ers, Joel Embiid had 12 points, JJ Redick had 11, Greg Monroe 10 and Tobias Harris nine points and 11 rebounds.