Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

NBA Playoffs Recap: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat Game 2 Betting Odds

"F-- sick and exhausted of being babied, " the star Philadelphia center posted on his Instagram account after his 76ers loss to the Heat in Game 2, 113-103. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Unlike the 2012 team that fought hard to secure the eighth seed, the Sixers are rolling through the Eastern Conference with a 16-game winning-streak.

The 76ers opened with the smaller lineup that fueled their second-half dominance in Game 1, with Ersan Ilyasova in for Amir Johnson, who had been starting in place of sidelined Joel Embiid. Less than a minute later, he tried his infamous pump fake twice on Robert Covington, but Covington didn't bite, so Wade hit a turnaround fadeaway, giving the Heat a 16-point lead.

Miami preparing for Embiid: The Philadelphia 76ers have not announced if All-Star center Joel Embiid will be back for Game 3 of its opening-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Ben Simmons narrowly missed a triple-double with 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists, while Dario Saric added 23 more points.

"We played Game 1 like a regular-season game and tonight was a playoff game", Wade said.

Embiid averaged 22.9 points while grabbing 11 boards and nearly two blocks per game, showing his importance on both ends of the floor for a relatively inexperienced Philadelphia team.

"I can't wait to get him back", coach Brett Brown said.

Officials whistled 30 fouls in the first half as Miami took advatage of the typically speedy Sixers and held them to 42 points, almost 15 lower than their regular season average.

Wade actually outscored the Sixers 15-13 in the second, with the 13 points scored the fewest for the 76ers in a quarter this season. But Wade helped the Heat finish it off.

"He's a competitor and wants to play".

The Sixers hadn't suffered a loss since March 13, as they headed into this encounter having won their past 17 games.

Klay Thompson drives between Spurs guards during game two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

"I thought the physicality of the game, I give them credit", Brown said. Greer died Saturday after a brief illness.

Wade, who also had seven rebounds and three assists, was backed by 20 points from Goran Dragic and 18 points from James Johnson. "He was class. He was a gentleman", Brown said.

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