The Philadelphia 76 players did not enjoy the time they spent in games 1 and 2 in Miami. They trailed 2-0 in the second round after two defeats against the Heat and are looking to get back on track in Game 3. Joel missed the first two games of the Empit due to concussion and facial fracture, but he returned to the lineup on Friday. Playing on home soil and his presence should give a big boost to the sixers who need badly for success. Three quarters later, 76 players took a 68-65 lead over the Heat.
The Sixers trailed 0-13, trailing 0-2 in the top seven. Doug Rivers lost the first two games of his career-best seven series 0-3. Meanwhile, Miami is leading 16-0, 2-0 (12-0 under Eric Spolestra) in the seven-game series. The Heat have been just 3-11 on their last 14 trips to Philadelphia, operating in favor of Game 3 and 4 for 76ers. James Horton battled it out against Miami, and in the most recent season match. In Game 2 he finished with 20 points, marking the 12th straight playoff game he has taken below 25 or more points. Embide’s return will be huge, but Philly will need Horton to lift his game.
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