NBA PLAY-IN GAMETHREAD: Miami HEAT @ Philadelphia 76ers

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Injury Report

  • Duncan Robinson (facet) — AVAILABLE
  • Terry Rozier (neck) — OUT
  • Josh Richardson (surgery) — OUT

Philadelphia 76ers:

  • Joel Embiid (knee) — AVAILABLE
  • KJ Martin (toe) — AVAILABLE
  • Robert Covington (knee) — OUT
  • De’Anthony Melton (back) — OUT

Starting 5:

Miami Heat:

  • Tyler Herro, G
  • Caleb Martin, G
  • Jimmy Butler, F
  • Nikola Jovic, F
  • Bam Adebayo, C

Philadelphia 76ers:

  • Kyle Lowry, G
  • Tyrese Maxey, G
  • Kelly Oubre Jr, F
  • Tobias Harris, F
  • Joel Embiid, C

Broadcast Info:

  • Tipoff: 7:00 PM EST
  • TV: ESPN/ESPN 2 (Mike Breen, Dorris Burke, JJ Redick)
  • 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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SunManFromDogBone

STARTERS
Herro: 25 points on 9-27 shots +/- (-8)
Butler: 19 points on 5-18 shots (-1)
Bam: 10 points on 5-9 shots. 12 rebounds. (-8)
Martin: 5 points on 2-3 shots (-9)
Jovic: 5 points on 2-2 shots (-10)

SECOND UNIT
Jaquez: 15 points on 6-11 shots (+8)
Love: 10 points on 3-5 shots (+11)
Highsmith: 9 points on 4-8 shots (+4)
Wright: 6 points on 2-7 shots (+8)

Herro and Butler (14-45 FGs and 6-20 3 PT) missed far too many shots. Bam, Martin and Jovic took far too few. Spo screwed up when he pulled the second unit players when they had been playing a very good game. Herro totally disrupted the tempo and let Philly back into the game. In addition to shooting 33.3% FGs and 28.6% 3PTs, he had 5 turnovers. Herro’s late heroics were too little…too late.

I would chalk that loss up to Spo, Butler and Herro.

Oh well. Onward and upward. Friday’s game against Chicago should be interesting. They looked pretty good tonight vs Atlanta.

GO HEAT!!!

Last edited 2 months ago by SunManFromDogBone
Sharkey

Definitely our second unit should have gotten more pt in the second half. They played very well in the first half. Instead Spoelstra kept the starters in for way too long. Butler was hurt, Herro struggled, Caleb and Jovic were bad and Bam was invisible. I do think he should have made adjustments sooner. He kept the starters in for like 8 minutes in the turd quarter. Our defense was bad and we struggled to score and lost our lead.
We really missed a point guard in the second half.
Jimmy’s injury messed it all up for us. We would have won with Jimmy healthy. We could have and should have won regardless, but this game was just like the whole season, injuries derailed us and in the end we lacked what it took to close out the game.

heat for life

gotta throw maxy bam in there didnt even look to score on a crippled embid.

heat for life

id take caruso in a heartbeat over ty

heat for life

might be playing atl friday

Reality Czech

Wrong

heat for life

anybody that hoists up16-20 shots a game gonna score.watch the other teams other players homer tys average

Reality Czech

Like I said……

heat for life

if u think tys a good player pls explain why

Reality Czech

I don’t have to explain it. If you don’t see value in players, that’s on you. You change like the wind with players. I don’t. In love with Jaquez, out of love with Jaquez (“he’s a bum”), now maybe falling back in love. I said all along he’ll be fine. Highsmith, Butler, Jovic, Love. At least you’re consistent being inconsistent.

Last edited 2 months ago by Reality Czech
heat for life

trae young ty same type players teams are better offw/o them

Reality Czech

Typically ridiculous

heat for life

dont think so both chuckers play no d

ManilaHeat

hope Pat gives Ty the max $$$ just to piss you off lol

heat for life

bams bad enough save the $ for a real max player don mitchell dame lillard.one of those two will be wearing heat jersey next year,isnt ty from milw,

Reality Czech

Lillard??? An over the hill max money no d player? Absolutely hysterical.

heat for life

ty just missed another shot.spo just forgot to put our best player in the game.back to sleep

heat for life

caruso hurt that will help

Big_guy305

Lowry got the last laugh.

ManilaHeat

maybe thanking oubre for that inadvertent kick. it happens.

ManilaHeat

just shelve Jimmy until, or if, Heat reach first rd. one last chance

Zac

Bright side of tonight, feels like there are very few games remaining I’ll have to listen to Doris Burke and Mike Bream lose their mind any time Miami touches an offensive player and laugh when Miami is fouled and not called….

Big_guy305

This team will be making major changes next season.

Big_guy305

I’m funna hit the gym now to blow off some steam.

heat for life

if jims healthy we win this game.if zion healthy prob beat lakers last night.jims old and zions hurt all the time.

ManilaHeat

bummer…we gave them a good fight sucks jimmy not 100% after the first but no excuses joel same. props to sixers you played well batum killed us. oh well on to 8th seed

heat for life

fk props to sixers fk the sixers.they injured jimmy want to see oubre foul again.coaches say props to opponents not fans btw

ManilaHeat

your’e just disappointed. sucks we lost but that’s not on purpose from oubre i dnt wanna be like those NY and Philly fans blaming us saying Heat intentionally hurting their players that’s just stupid. bunch of cry babies. are we one?

Reality Czech

The foul was clearly unintentional

heat for life

if thats the case then jimmy is just old and brittle.cant sign a part time player for any kind of major $$.

Reality Czech

I’ve been saying that for months

Reality Czech

and just because it was unintentional, doesn’t mean it didn’t hurt or cause the injury.

heat for life

hes always missing time and his body is old which means wear and tear and thus injuries

Reality Czech

Has nothing whatsoever to do with the shot he took

Zac

17-28 against teams over .500. This team isn’t making noise in the playoffs, if they even make it.

heat for life

never healthy zac

heat for life

bam 10 fkn pts rip up that contract pat asap

heat for life

espn letting go van gundy and jackson what a bunch of aholes

Big_guy305

Same problems for the Jimmy Era: injuries

Alaska Emily

Well, on the minus side we lost. On the plus side, we’re about to be the first team to make the finals as an 8th seed two years in a row.

Big_guy305

We got killed by old ass batum, we deserve to be 8th seed.

Zac

Getting swept by the Celtics isn’t gonna be fun. Might be better off dropping the playin game and ending this teams misery.

heat for life

nah,gotta a chance vs them,tatum brown very rarely vs us both have good games

Zac

0-3 in the regular season. This Boston team has Kristaps…

Sharkey

Come on, we have to win one more to get there

Big_guy305

Spo adjustments killed us.

heat for life

gimpy joel still win if hes healthy not close game,bams a max player lol

heat for life

delon played so good eric r u blind son

Big_guy305

Herro was the biggest reason we lost, but he isn’t the only reason. I don’t like how spo didn’t let delon close, at least he doesn’t hesitate to shoot like hh. Jimmy was too passive in the 4th. Also bam wasn’t good and couldn’t take advantage of a gimpy joel.

heat for life

jim was hurt big

Big_guy305

Embiid hurt too

heat for life

true but jim either didnt have the heart to fight over it or it was just to bad

Zac

Bam rarely plays great against the best centers offensively, but Miami held Philadelphia to a low score. Forced a ton of turnovers. Hard to hate on Bam.

Jimmy’s injury. Herro’s shooting. Miami’s lack of having a PG, I think were bigger issues than Bam.

Big_guy305

I only hating on bam tonight because embiid was hurt and doesn’t have the lateral quickness he usually have ,so bam should of took advantage of that. 10 points isn’t enough. Everything else you said is valid.

Last edited 2 months ago by Big_guy305
heat for life

ty n spo thanks for nothing

heat for life

gotta beat chicago w/o healthy jim not sure that will happen

heat for life

butler not in dam.f u oubre

Zac

Nice 7 count for the refs.

heat for life

lowry what a great pass fu btw

heat for life

rc says bams a good offensive player i tend to disagree

Reality Czech

When you average 19.3ppg, you’re not a bad offensive player. He has bad offensive games. That’s different

2qbn

The B&J reminds me why these game threads are dead

Zac

I’d say the game threads are often miserable, because Miami has largely been miserable this year. There were very few fun games. Miami consistently lost to the NBA’s good teams. Overall this 4th iteration of run it back with Jimmy might be the worst, and I think fans are rightfully frustrated.

Many of the nba’s other teams are getting better, Miami isn’t.

2qbn

I happily disagree. Going back now two years, in games that are close and Heat win in the end, we have straight up stupid, negative comments to a game that ends in a win. That amazing run last year was filled with dumb ass comments. I don’t need flowers all the time, but it makes this a bit pointless when someone is trying to piss all over the place all game. The ignore feature does not work here.

Reality Czech

There have been a number of nice fans/posters that apparently gave up and left. It was better when we had an active moderator. But, in some ways, it’s reflective of the times we are living in.

heat for life

delon wright was our best player in first half has hardly played

Big_guy305

8th seed here we come.

Zac

Make that 8 for 26. Lot of factors in this loss, but despite the big quarter, you can foot a lot of blame on the guy who launched 26 shots, very ineffectively

Last edited 2 months ago by Zac
heat for life

he sucks and his defense lol.spobots the main fault

heat for life

we lost f u spobot

heat for life

tyler herro is a #3 option spobot

heat for life

joels the best outside shooter in the history of nba centers

2qbn

No way Embiid can make a full playoff run. That has proven to be true and will again this year.

heat for life

yeah him and zion always hurt

Big_guy305

Jimmy just a decoy he don’t wanna shoot.

Big_guy305

How come delon couldn’t close tonight spo ?

heat for life

joels hurt to jimmy

Big_guy305

Refs coming to save the day smh

heat for life

hurt or not jimmy failed us

heat for life

where the f is butler

Sharkey

Hurt

heat for life

jimmy will us here

heat for life

jjj making bad plays no delon spo scratcher

Big_guy305

This game on spo for the adjustments. If we lose.

Big_guy305

Here comes a herro.

2qbn

Where’s the Tyler hate?

heat for life

overall hes sucked

Big_guy305

He the reason we’re in the game in the 4th, nobody else want to shoot.

Zac

Herro is 8 for 25, with 5 turnovers. Is it Herro hate to point out it’s been a bad night? He’s been big in the 4th, but he’s -10 on the night. If Miami losses this game, he’ll be a big reason why.

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