The Miami Heat steal Game 2 from the Philadelphia Sixers 113-103 on Tuesday night behind a vintage Dwayne Wade playoff performance. The Heat came out a different team led by their Hall Famer and leader Dwayne Wade who showed why playoff time is not built for everyone. He kept the Heat team poised throughout when the Sixers went on their runs. He made tough shot after tough shot scoring 15 of his 28 in the second quarter and his teammates followed believing they could get it done.
All-Star Goran Dragic showed up again scoring 20 points going 8-14 from the field. James Johnson contributed 18 points on 7-7 from the field and 7 rebounds and 5 assist to go along with it. The Heat did a better job running the Sixers off the three point line holding the sixers to 7-36 when they gave up 18 in the Game 1. The sixers who go great production from their bench in Game 1 scoring 54 points were held to just 24 in Game 2.
The Sixers who scored 130 points in Game 1 were held to 103 points in Game 2 and weren’t making the same shots they made in Game 1. Ben Simmons still had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assist but those spectacular plays weren’t there in Game 2. The Heat and D Wade never really let the Sixers get Wells Fargo Center rocking. They let the Heat control the tempo for most of the game despite the game from Simmons.
Dario Saric contributed 23 points and 9 rebounds. Ersan Ilyasova had another double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. The series now shifts to Miami for a Game 3 that may feature Sixers All-Star Joel Embiid who has missed the first two games due to injury (facial fracture) has made it known it wants to be out there with his teammates. "F---ing sick and tired of being babied," Embiid wrote on his Instagram account. The All-Star once he gets out there will make his presence felt...just ask Hassan Whiteside.
Game 3: 4/19 4:00 PT
What To Watch For: Can the Heat continue to run the Sixers off the three point line?
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