Miami takes 1-0 lead into game 2 against Philadelphia

May 4, 2022 GMT

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

Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Heat -8.5; over/under is 207.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Heat lead series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat host the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference second round with a 1-0 lead in the series. The Heat won the last matchup 106-92 on May 2 led by 25 points from Tyler Herro, while Tobias Harris scored 27 points for the 76ers.

The Heat are 35-17 against conference opponents. Miami is the NBA leader shooting 37.9% from deep, led by Victor Oladipo shooting 41.7% from 3-point range.

The 76ers are 32-20 in Eastern Conference play. Philadelphia is eighth in the league allowing only 107.3 points while holding opponents to 45.8% shooting.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Dewayne Dedmon is averaging 6.3 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Heat. Max Strus is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

Joel Embiid is shooting 49.9% and averaging 30.6 points for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 21.2 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 8-2, averaging 113.5 points, 40.6 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 8.5 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.7 points per game.

76ers: 6-4, averaging 112.6 points, 40.9 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.0 points.

INJURIES: Heat: P.J. Tucker: day to day (calf), Max Strus: day to day (hamstring), Tyler Herro: day to day (ankle), Gabe Vincent: day to day (knee), Caleb Martin: day to day (ankle), Kyle Lowry: out (hamstring).

76ers: Joel Embiid: out (concussion/eye).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.