Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat, 4-19-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat, 4-19-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Hart kept the war of words going on Twitter after the game, tweeting at the three-time National Basketball Association champion that the series was far from over and that he'd see Wade in Miami. Six offensive rebounds is an impressive stat by itself, but what does not show up on the score card is Ilyasova's hustle on almost every rebounding battle with the Heat's interior players.

Wade made his first seven shots of the game and passed Larry Bird for 10th on the NBA's career postseason scoring list. He took some foul-line jumpers, 3-pointers and then a handful of 40-footers during the portion of the 76ers' time of the floor that was visible to reporters.

Following Miami's 113-103 win over the 76ers in Philadelphia Monday night, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne asked Wade what got into him Monday night and he simply said "Kevin Hart". Ilyasova's three deep balls provided the Sixers with a huge spark, particularly in the third quarter, and created a matchup nightmare for Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.

With two full days off for the Sixers prior to Game 3 in Miami, here are three major takeaways from Game 2.

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The Heat and 76ers are now tied 1-1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. In Game 2, the Sixers had a 17-6 edge in fast-break points. 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.

Embiid voiced his displeasure with the Sixers "babying" his injury, wanting so badly to play for the team that drafted him in 2014, with one goal in mind: Take the 76ers to the playoffs.

Wade contributed with baskets, assists and free throws over the final 4 minutes to close out the win.

"We played that first game like a regular-season game", Wade said.

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"I'm not anxious about encores", he said.

Rookie swingman Ben Simmons, who rarely attempts to dial long distance, led the way on the offensive end with 24 points.

Wade said he was motivated by Hart's trash talk.

The Sixers lost for the first time since March 13 to Indiana.

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The 76ers held a moment of silence for Hall of Famer Hal Greer. "He was class. He was a gentleman", Brown said.

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