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Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers: NBA Playoffs

Match Preview: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers

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The Miami Heat will face the Philadelphia 76ers on 2nd May 2024, in what will be the first game of their series in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

Miami closed out the Atlanta Hawks in 5 games in the 1st round, while it took the 76ers 6 games to get past the Toronto Raptors in their first-round match. Miami will have the edge coming into this game as Joel Embiid will be unavailable to play the first two games of the series.

Injury Report:

Sixers center Joel Embiid against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, March 7, 2024 in Philadelphia.

Miami:

PLAYER POSITION UPDATED INJURY INJURY STATUS
Tyler Herro PG Sun, May 1 Illness Game Time Decision
Max Strus SG Sun, May 1 Hamstring Game Time Decision
Jimmy Butler SF Sun, May 1 Knee Game Time Decision
Markieff Morris PF Sun, May 1 Illness Game Time Decision
Kyle Lowry PG Sun, May 1 Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 4
P.J. Tucker PF Fri, Apr 29 Calf Game Time Decision
Caleb Martin SF Fri, Apr 29 Ankle Game Time Decision
Source: CBS Sports

76ers:

PLAYER POSITION UPDATED INJURY INJURY STATUS
Joel Embiid C Sun, May 1 Orbital Expected to be out until at least May 6
Charles Bassey C Sun, May 1 Shoulder Game Time Decision
Source: CBS Sports

Players to watch out for in Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers

With Embiid out injured, all the pressure will be on James Harden. He’ll need to step up and lead his team from the front to give the 76ers a chance to win this game, otherwise, Miami will blow them out.

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Jimmy Butler has elevated his game to the next level during these playoffs, and he will be expected to carry that same form against his old team.

Match Prediction & Telecast Details:

nbaMiami Heat center Bam Adebayo takes the ball down court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami will certainly be the heavy favorite to win this game as they are playing at home, and the 76ers are without their best player in Joel Embiid.

Prediction:

  • Miami Heat to win the game.

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