Herro and the Heat visit Philadelphia with 2-1 series lead

May 7, 2022 GMT

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

Philadelphia; Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: 76ers -1.5; over/under is 207.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Heat lead series 2-1

BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat visit the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference second round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The 76ers won the last meeting 99-79 on May 6 led by 21 points from Tyrese Maxey, while Jimmy Butler scored 33 points for the Heat.

The 76ers have gone 32-20 against Eastern Conference teams. Philadelphia ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference in team defense, giving up just 107.3 points while holding opponents to 45.8% shooting.

The Heat are 35-17 in Eastern Conference play. Miami has a 3-6 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Joel Embiid is averaging 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 blocks for the 76ers. Maxey is averaging 22.7 points and 4.1 assists over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.

Tyler Herro is shooting 44.7% and averaging 20.7 points for the Heat. Butler is averaging 26.5 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 6-4, averaging 108.1 points, 40.8 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.9 points per game.

Heat: 7-3, averaging 107.5 points, 40.6 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 8.2 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.5 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: None listed.

Heat: None listed.

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