Herro and the Heat try to clinch series against Philadelphia

Wed, May 11, 2022
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Herro and the Heat try to clinch series against Philadelphia

Miami Heat (53-29, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: 76ers -2.5; over/under is 207.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Heat lead series 3-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat look to clinch the series over the Philadelphia 76ers in game six of the Eastern Conference second round. The Heat beat the 76ers 120-85 in the last meeting. Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 23 points, and Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 17 points.

The 76ers have gone 32-20 against Eastern Conference teams. Philadelphia scores 109.9 points while outscoring opponents by 2.6 points per game.

The Heat have gone 35-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami leads the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 37.9% as a team from downtown this season. Victor Oladipo paces the team shooting 41.7% from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is scoring 30.6 points per game with 11.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 19.1 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 46.8% over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.

Duncan Robinson is shooting 37.2% from beyond the arc with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Heat, while averaging 10.9 points. Butler is averaging 28.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.2 steals over the past 10 games for Miami.

  • LAST 10 GAMES:

    INJURIES: 76ers: None listed.

    Heat: Kyle Lowry: out (hamstring).

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