NBA GAMETHREAD: Philadelphia 76ers (20-8) @ Miami HEAT (17-12)

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Injury Report:

Miami Heat

  • Jimmy Butler (calf) — OUT
  • Haywood Highsmith (illness) — OUT
  • Josh Richardson (back) — OUT
  • Dru Smith (knee) — OUT

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Mo Bamba (illness) — PROBABLE
  • Nic Batum (hamstring) — OUT
  • Ricky Council IV (G-League) — OUT
  • Robert Covington (knee) — PROBABLE
  • Joel Embiid (ankle) — OUT
  • Terquavion Smith (G-League) — OUT

Projected Starting 5:

Miami Heat:

  • Kyle Lowry, G
  • Tyler Herro, G
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr., F
  • Caleb Martin, F
  • Bam Adebayo, C

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Tyrese Maxey, G
  • Kelly Oubre Jr., G/F
  • Tobias Harris, F
  • De’Anthony Melton, F
  • Paul Reed, C

Broadcast Info:

  • Tipoff: 8:00 PM EST
  • TV: ESPN, Bally Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty)
  • Radio: AM 560 Sports WQAM & The HEAT Radio Network (Jason Jackson)
  • Spanish Radio: WAQI 710 AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda)
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Belacqua

Herro opened this game with a chase down block off a run away tip off. Just in case the box score isn’t doing it for everybody….

Not a defensive titan like Bam, but the liability narrative has to get old at some point

Reality Czech

That’s correct.

Brian

Jaquez Jr. NBA ROY???
Thoughts…
Thanks guys.
Let’s Go Heat!

heat for life

holmgen wemby jjj prob 3.jjj like option 4 by end of year might be or should be opt 1

ManilaHeat

If he keep this up yes. 17+ to 20+ a game we have a candidate for roy!

Reality Czech

In many years, he’d probably be the front runner. It’s possible the way he’s been playing, but it’ll be a tough, but not impossible, road to,ROY.

Reality Czech

Heat win! . Dolphin’s win! A very Merry Christmas!!!

heat for life

ravens winning though

Reality Czech

Yeah, right. Great attitude. Must be your fan definition.

Reality Czech

At their best, the Dolphins can beat anybody. I’m a fan. Game hasn’t started yet. I’ll root for them until the final whistle. And beyond. Having one of their best seasons since the 90s.

heat for life

u watching balt kill sf very impressive

Reality Czech

They are strong. But Dolphins are strong on both sides of the ball. Should be good.

heat for life

play next week

heat for life

dolphins win was great heat win not so much its a win but no embid

Reality Czech

Great win. No Butler, Richardson, Highsmith, and for the most part, Martin.

Reality Czech

Really though, good win, not great win, for the reasons above.

Bout30man

Merry Christmas. The Panthers also had a nice 4-2 win over the Stanley Cup champions. It’s been a great last few days at this end of the peninsula. Very pleased to beat Philly. My wife’s family is from Philly and her brothers were starting to needle me when the Sixers came back. Nice to shut them up for at least one night.

Reality Czech

Same to you! And glad the Heat shut them up. No excuse with Maxey. Our leading scorer was every bit as bad tonight, shooting 8-25.

Bout30man

Yes, I was watching for it and it did happen a little, Tyler got taken out of his game a little. He was playing great but then the pressure got to him. JJJ never wilted when the going got tough. And Dunc held up ok too. And Bam was excellent. But, Jaime might have a higher ceiling than many of us thought.

Reality Czech

I had high hopes for him being a player that could be in the rotation and help the team. But he’s totally blown my mind.

Belacqua

Indeed. I was hoping to just see him in the rotation. Fantastic game on Xmas of all days. Solidified in the roster for sure. I expect to see Jimmy taking days of at will now. Both to conserve and to provide.

heat for life

great shot maxey little late lol,

ManilaHeat

JJJ 30!!

Reality Czech

Too bad we don’t have superstars on our team. Then we can be like the 14-14, 11th place Durant/Booker Suns.

heat for life

jimmy use to be.u cant win an nba title w/o a superstar

Reality Czech

Yet teams with 1, 2, or sometimes even 3 superstars don’t win.

Bout30man

This was a JJJ moment, he emerged onto a higher plane tonite!

heat for life

belacqua a newby do u know him manila

heat for life

reality czech can they be an old timer with a name change

Reality Czech

Don’t think so, but he’s been around.

ManilaHeat

Seen his post before. Back in sbn days of hhh

Belacqua

Correct. Been around since sbn, then on substack. I’m in a shitty timezone so I can’t join the gamethreads as often as I would like. I look forward to you guys’ digests every HEAT game tho

heat for life

after this natl tv game maxeys all star status might be in jeopardy.jalen brunson i think is the best pg in bball

Alien

You’ll Brunson over Murray?

Reality Czech

Or Doncic

ManilaHeat

Go Heat!!!!! FTW!

heat for life

ty tyrese

Reality Czech

No. Thank you Heat. The Heat are winning even though Herro has had a tough game. Sixers losing because Maxey having a rough game. Makes us even.

ManilaHeat

I wonder what’s wrong with their boy Maxey?

heat for life

dunc got some funk in his game

Reality Czech

Let’s goooooooo!

heat for life

maxey picked the right night to suck ty so much

ManilaHeat

Dunc!!!!

Belacqua

Another great Herro d play

Belacqua

Herro deferring

Belacqua

Jaquez proudy

heat for life

with jim out might be our best player

Reality Czech

Jaquez closing in on 30!

ManilaHeat

And they say we only have 2 guys capable of 20pt games. phillydiotic take

heat for life

maxey where were u on xmas eve south beach?

ManilaHeat

Hungover? Or overeating?

ManilaHeat

C’mon give us this christmas win as a present! Go Heat!!

heat for life

jjj 9 for 10 feed him

heat for life

caleb hh jrich 3 athletes out

heat for life

come on bam u cant be hurt over that

heat for life

love turtle dunc on floor same time jeez

heat for life

our team is void of any superstars .jimmy to old

ManilaHeat

You want superstars on teams…Suns, Celts, Clips have those maybe you can go with them 😆😜✌️

heat for life

im aheat fan sir u cant win much w/o one mr cheerleader

ManilaHeat

Good to know being a Heat fan is more for you than several stars in a team 😉

Reality Czech

I have to look up fan in Webster’s

heat for life

lowry great pass to love and great finish.man it takes him long time to get from point a to pt b.looks like tv is in slow motion

ManilaHeat

Turd showed up…lets get this last qtr.

heat for life

need a trade dont have enough

heat for life

beverly would be better than turtle

heat for life

wow turtle u r so bad son

heat for life

jjj gotta demand the ball

heat for life

is locksmith hurt or being spotrasized

Reality Czech

Out

heat for life

get ty outta there pls

heat for life

dunc n ty vs brothers hard to compete on d

heat for life

dunc d grabbing fouling jeez let him just get the hoop

heat for life

maxey 1 for 13 and there within 5 wtf

heat for life

time for a savior duncan

heat for life

wow this suks just cant be good all 4qtrs

Reality Czech

Just another day at the office 😕

ManilaHeat

Down to five…make another run

heat for life

tys not shy

heat for life

single digit lead once 21

heat for life

bamba has skills dam not sure why they dont play him more

Bout30man

Hope this isn’t the start of a turdquarter.

heat for life

uh it is

heat for life

kyle reachin at his best

heat for life

rj clanks a 3 blows layup hmmm

Reality Czech

Want to see more Hampton

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heat for life

both playing together

ManilaHeat

2nd half lezzgo!!!!

Reality Czech

Nice to see Hampton out there when it counts.

ManilaHeat

Very Good first half for me only downside was Caleb going down. Hope not serious

Reality Czech

Yes. Solid first half. Need to overcome penchant for losing leads in the 3rd or 4th quarter. We have the game in our hand, need to finish strong.

ManilaHeat

Heat will start the 3rd lights out build a comfortable lead going in the 4th then win the game by just 5 pts lol

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