Miami – – Tyler Hero He’s spent the past few days dealing with an upper respiratory malfunction that has disrupted his routine. So he arrived at Miami Arena early Monday morning, 10 hours before play, to get some shots and get his rhythm back.
The Heat hit first against the shortened Philadelphia 76ers.
Herro scored 25 points – his second most in a playoff game – during that Pam Adebayo The team finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the top-seeded Heat pulled away in the second inning to defeat the fourth-seeded 76er from 106 to 92 in the first game of the Eastern Conference semi-final match.
Herro was 4 for 6 out of a 3-point range; Everyone else in the game shot a combined 11 to 64 from depth.
He’s a worker. He’s unrelenting,” said Heat coach Eric Spoelstra.
76ers were without Joel Embiid, who reached the final MVP who wasn’t even in Miami while recovering from an orbital fracture and concussion – injuries he suffered in Philadelphia’s first-round victory in Toronto. He is not expected to play in Game 2.
As expected, he missed it. Except for Adebayo, who hardly missed anything. It was 8 for 10 off the ground, and 8 for 8 off the line.
“I feel like I was just playing plays,” Adebayo said.
Jimmy Butler He added 15 points to the first-ranked Heat that got 10 out of Gabe Vincent And PJ Tucker.
Tobias Harris He scored 27 points for Philadelphia, which got 19 of them Therese Maxi 16 points, nine rebounds, and five assists James Harden.
Game two is Wednesday in Miami.
76ers coach Doc Rivers said, “I didn’t like the way we moved the ball. I thought we passed late tonight. I thought fitness affected us tonight and that had an effect. There were so many times we were going to take it the extra dribbling and by the time we got through they got there. to there “.
Miami came out as aggressive as possible, putting Tucker on Harden and making him guard 94 feet off the ground in an approach similar to what the Heat used against Atlanta. Tra Young In the first round series.
“I’m doing my job,” Tucker said.
I worked for a while. Miami led by 12 in the first quarter, then a 10-2 lead by fueling eight Heroes gave the Heat a 13-point lead at 37-24 to take their biggest lead of the inning. The margin was still 46-36 in the middle of the second road after another Herro basket.
The remaining half was all Philly. And that was the food of the 76ers of the night.
It’s possible. It’s achievable, Maxi said. “It’s not entirely out of reach.”
Miami went 1-for-9 from the field during the last six minutes of the game, with four turnovers there as well, and Philadelphia went on a 15-4 spurt. Harden’s shot into the fairway 28 seconds left lifted the 76 players to a 51-50 lead, their first lead of the night and the score they scored in the locker room.
The 76ers scored the first four points of the second half, up five points. That was just as good as the 76ers.
“I loved the way we fought,” Rivers said. “I loved the way we went out at the start of the third quarter… and then I didn’t like the rest of the game from that moment on.”
Adebayo took a lead pass from Tucker for a dip that put Miami up 62-61, and that would be the last change of the night. It was the start of the 10-0 inning that built a cushion, then round 13-2 early in the fourth inning sealed matters and pushed the Heat’s advantage to 98-77.
“It’s the playoffs,” Adebayo said. “First to four.”
76ers: Philadelphia dropped to 6-9 without Embiid this season. … Deandre Jordan He started instead of Embiid and scored four points and two rebounds in 17 minutes. … George Niang It was 0 for 7, all those shots from a 3-point range.
the heat: Kyle Lowry (hamstring) missed his third game in a row. … Backup Center Dwyane Didmon Three fouls were made in 23 seconds of the first quarter. He then had two more in a 1:46 of a third, giving him five fouls in 4:14 of playing time.
Teams combined to pay off 15 for 70 in the first half from a 3-point range – 6 for 34 of 76, a slightly better 9 for 36 of the Heat. Philadelphia’s 17.6% over-the-arc average was the second-worst of the season. The single worst game by the 76ers was a 17.1% match, also in Miami.
heat guard Duncan Robinson, who led Miami in games played for the third consecutive regular season, did not appear in the first game. It is the first time since April 2019 that he has dressed but not played, ending a streak of 256 matches including the playoffs. He has missed three games this season while on Miami’s inactive roster.
Game two is Wednesday in Miami.
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