Sixers' Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2

Sixers' Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2

Miami can gain an advantage if they control the pace, forcing Philadelphia to play slow, and use their bench as an advantage.

This was always going to be a hard game for the Philadelphia 76ers to win.

Game 2 is Monday night at 8 p.m.

JJ Redick scored 28 points and reserve Marco Belinelli added 25 to lead the Sixers, but it was rookie Simmons, who stole the show in his National Basketball Association playoff debut. The Sixers finished 18 of 28 from three-point range. Whiteside, who played just 12 minutes, only scored two points and grabbed six rebounds in the game. On one side, you have a third seed Philadelphia team whose best players are a rookie and a now injured sophomore, expected to barely clinch the eighth seed before the season began.

The good news? Embiid is now out of the concussion protocol, so at this point the only thing keeping him out is the orbital fracture to his left eye. This will need to be a point of emphasis for head coach Erik Spoelstra going forward. The Sixers absolutely smashed their expectations and sit with the third best record in the East behind the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics.

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The Heat jumped out to an early lead and took command at the end of the first quarter, 35-29.

Heat: G Goran Dragic was back in the starting lineup after missing the season finale with a sore knee.

The last time the Heat visited the Wells Fargo Center, the Sixers were down by 24 points and came all the way back to get the 104-102 victory. SportsLine will have game-by-game gambling advice for every playoff series here.

Miami led at the half, 60-56. The Heat, on the other hand, have 1.2 percent chance to win the conference and a 0.5 percent chance to win the Finals.

Following four seasons of tanking, "The Process" finally yielded results for the Philadelphia 76ers, who will make their first postseason appearance since 2012 when they take on the sixth-seeded Miami Heat in the first round of the 2018 playoffs. Here he is wearing a mask and ringing a Liberty Bell replica.

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