Philadelphia 76ers
Miami Heat
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Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction & Preview



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The Philadelphia 76ers remain in Miami to play the Heat on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Philadelphia (0-1) dropped Game 1 without Joel Embiid in the lineup. Miami (1-0) had a great second half to get an early series lead.


76ers Look To Keep Afloat Without Embiid

Philadelphia got past Toronto in six games but even though they were blowing out the Raptors in Game 6 they left Joel Embiid in the game and he got hurt and is out for the first few games. In Game 1, they led by one at the half but fell apart in the second half to lose the game. However, they were led by Tobias Harris who dropped 27 while Tyrese Maxey had 19 while James Harden dropped 16.


The 76ers ended the season with a record of 51-31 and went 27-14 on the road this season. So far in the playoffs, they have been led by Embiid who's averaging 26.2 PPG while Maxey is averaging 21 and Harris is averaging 19.1 and Harden is chipping in with 18.6. In the playoffs, they are shooting 48% from the field and 37.4% from three while they shot 46.6% and 36.4% from three in the regular season.

As mentioned, Philadelphia is without Embiid who did not travel with the team for Game 1 or Game 2. His status for the rest of the series is uncertain.


Heat Looking To Go Up 2-0

Miami started out slow but in the second half, they outscored Philadelphia 30-21 in the third quarter and 26-20 in the fourth quarter to cruise to a win. Miami was led by Tyler Herro off the bench who dropped 25 while Bam Adebayo had a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Jimmy Butler chipped in with 15 while PJ Tucker and Gabe Vincent both dropped 10.


The Heat finished first in the East this season with a record of 53-29 and went 29-12 at home this season. In the regular season, they went 2-2 with both teams going 1-1 at home. In the playoffs, Miami has been led by Jimmy Butler who averaged 27.4 PPG while Herro is averaging 14.8 and Adebayo is averaging 14.3. They are also shooting 46% from the field and 32.9% from three in the playoffs compared to 46.7% from the field and 37.9% from three in the regular season.

Miami was without Kyle Lowry in Game 1 with a hamstring injury and his status for Game 2 is unknow

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