Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

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Embiid was still listed as doubtful by the 76ers on Thursday morning, hours before they would face the Miami Heat in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

"I'm ready for any oppponent", said Whiteside.

Redick said it wasn't just physicality that made the Heat successful. As impressive as the winning streak was for the Sixers, a loss like this should be viewed as a wakeup call that defeating the Heat in this series is going to be anything but easy.

"(Expletive) sick and exhausted of being babied", Embiid wrote in an Instagram post-Monday after Miami tied up the best-of-seven series at 1-1 with a 113-103 win in Philadelphia.

This season Embiid finally had the chance to show why the 76ers gambled on him with the No. 3 pick in 2014, exploding for a double-double per game and his first All-Star Game selection since spending his first three seasons hampered by injuries.

Embiid has averaged 22.9 points and 11 rebounds in 63 games for the 76ers during the regular season.

"I love it", Winslow continued.

Philadelphia was 7 of 36 from 3-point territory and shot just 41.7 percent overall in playing their second straight playoff game without injured center Joel Embiid.

"The first game we didn't really understand the intensity we needed to bring". "He's a guy who wants to play all the time". The two veterans have proven that while they may not be consistent enough to start critical games for the Sixers, they can surely provide the spark needed to beat an opponent like Miami. Miami has an opportunity to snag a 2-1 lead with another home game immediately thereafter while Philadelphia could swipe back home court advantage with a victory. Additionally, Goran Dragic posted 20 points, while James Johnson added 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Simmons, who had a triple-double in the opener, led the Sixers with 24 points and Saric had 23.

The Heat and 76ers are now tied 1-1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Game 3 between the Heat and the Sixers will take place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami Thursday.