Heat vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Heat vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Heat vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Miami Heat (2-1) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (2-2) at Wells Fargo Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Friday May 6, 2022

Miami Heat 79, Philadelphia 76ers 99 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Doncic and Embiid are back in charge, Mavs and Sixers get the home wins
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…12:28 AM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NBA also just released a million scenarios that will determine whether Eastern Finals start Sunday May 15 or Tuesday May 17. If Heat 76ers goes the distance, Game 7 at FTX would be either 330 a week from Sunday on ABC, or on TNT that Sunday night at 7 or 8. – 12:22 AM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Game 5 in Miami will be at 7:30 p.m. – 12:20 AM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
With Dallas winning tonight, NBA just set Heat Game 5 against 76ers at 730 pm Tuesday at FTX – 12:18 AM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Danny Green on the @Philadelphia 76ers‘ mindset tonight:
“We were down 0-2. Backs against the wall. We had to fight and scratch for everything. We could not lose.” – 12:11 AM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers-Heat Game 5 will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Miami. – 12:08 AM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Game 5 between Sixers and Heat will be 7:30 PM E in Miami. Tuesday, 5/10. TNT has the broadcast. – 12:08 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers vs. #Miamiheat Game 5 will be at 7:30 pm Tuesday. – 12:07 AM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The NBA announces that Game 5 between the @Philadelphia 76ers and Heat on Tuesday will be at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT. – 12:07 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With Dallas’ victory tonight over the Suns, the Heat’s Game 5 on Tuesday night vs. the 76ers will be at 7:30 p.m. at FTX Arena. – 12:02 AM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid on the road ahead:
“I feel like we have a big chance to win it all. We’ve got to stay healthy, we all have to play well, we all have to be damn near perfect. That’s what I signed up for. Whatever it’s going to take me to win, that’s what I’m going to do.” – 11:59 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
James Harden on Joel Embiid tonight:
“We needed him, he showed up, he delivered. It’s not about him scoring 30 or 40 points – It’s about his presence. His presence alone gives us energy.” – 11:53 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tyrese Maxey on Joel Embiid playing tonight:
“I was so happy to see 21 hanging up in the locker room, with his mask… He’s a soldier, man. Thumb, mask, concussion, broken face… He’s resilient. He’s the MVP for a reason. It’s a testimony to his will and his wanting to win.” – 11:46 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tyrese Maxey on his game (21 pts, 2 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl) tonight:
“I don’t have to force anything. I get in where I fit in. And when it’s time to make big shots, I’m gonna try to make some big shots.” – 11:43 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid explains why he was upset with Raptors fans after the elbow from Pascal Siakam #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/06/joe… via @SixersWire11:40 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: What went wrong for the Heat’s offense, and other takeaways from a 20-point loss to the 76ers in Game 3 miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… More on Joel Embiid’s impact, the 76ers’ improved outside shooting, Kyle Lowry’s return and other stuff – 11:36 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
76ers catch fire in fourth, hold off cold-shooting Heat, to win Game 3 in Philadelphia. Notes, details, reaction: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…11:32 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Updated #NBA column: The #Sixers get back into series vs. the #Heat thanks largely to Joel Embiid: https://t.co/Z3YMdcJ8oZ pic.twitter.com/1vhseEPn3B11:30 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid, on whether there was a chance he’d delay his return until Game 4: “These fractures, they’re not gonna heal for a couple of weeks so it was really not gonna change anything in my life if I played now or in Game 4. it’s about doing whatever is possible to protect it.” – 11:24 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid, on wearing the mask: “Four years ago I really complained about it. It’s a little different this year because I don’t have to wear goggles. Those were really annoying.” – 11:22 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid reacts to his big return as Philly picks up a big Game 3 win over the Heat #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/joel-emb… via @SixersWire #NBA11:14 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Maxey on his concern for Embiid: “I just asked him a couple of times, like, are you okay? You promise you’re good? End of the day, basketball is extremely important to all of us and it’s our job, but you want somebody to be the best they can possibly be feeling in life in general – 11:09 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid: “I didn’t think I had a lot of energy [to start the game], honestly. I was really trying to get through it, and kinda just use my presence out there as a decoy. I feel like what I pride myself on is really defensively, and I feel that’s where my presence is really felt.” – 11:09 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid with a very long, thoughtful answer about Pascal Siakam’s elbow, the reaction to it in Toronto as it happened, and the interactions between players and fans in the crowd in general these days: pic.twitter.com/mAy3mqjdLN11:08 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Jimmy on Embiid: “You add Jo to any team, home or away, the game, the scouting report, it changes drastically. He’s been like that for his entire career. But that’s not the reason that we lost the game — we didn’t get back, turned the ball over … but he is a big part of it.” – 11:05 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
With Joel Embiid, the #Sixers went 16 for 33 (.485) from 3-point range in Game 3 after hitting just 14 of 64 (.219) in the first two games without him. – 11:04 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid doesn’t think the elbow from Pascal Siakam was intentional. “I don’t think it was intentional. That’s my guy. Obviously, it’s unfortunate. I don’t think he meant to do it.” – 11:01 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Here’s the full Embiid response on the treatment he got in Toronto, and some takes on how the league handles players cursing and/or going back and forth with fans: pic.twitter.com/KpnS3bIhGq11:01 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
goodnight from your worst nightmare. 😈 pic.twitter.com/dzE8jkHuMv11:01 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Heat offense extinguished in 76ers’ Game 3 win nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/06/hea…10:51 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Tyrese Maxey had 0 points at halftime, 7 points in the 3rd, and 14 in the fourth. – 10:48 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
back on track.
📝⤵️ | @NJMIns10:48 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
SOUND ON
The Kyle Lowry-Bam Adebayo PnR led to the collapse of the Heat to begin the 4th
Why this stretch was so crucial, and what needs to change there:
@5ReasonsSports pic.twitter.com/ipXlScFmNZ10:47 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Danny Green says, among other things, he watched some Ozark to help take his mind off of the struggles early in the series. No word yet if he got to the finale – 10:42 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Danny Green on what he did in between Games 2 and 3: “Watched a little Ozark, took my mind off basketball.” – 10:42 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid, when asked whether he thinks about all the time he’s missed in his career when dealing with injuries like this: “It’s what motivates me to win.” – 10:39 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Embiid, who said he feels pretty good, said he always knew he would play in this series&was annoyed watching first two games:”Bam was dominating. I was really pissed off watching another big [guy] play well against my team.” Tough night for Bam tonight after 3 straight good ones – 10:39 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid: ‘Who knows how good I could’ve been if I didn’t miss those (first) two years.’ – 10:37 PM
Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
After #Sixers beat #Heat … Asked Joel about the Stringer Bell tweet… his response …. #TheWire pic.twitter.com/FmJcHbyPZS10:37 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid saved some bullets for Raptors fans for how they reacted to his injury and the “fuck Embiid” chants during the series:
“I always thought they had great fans but it kind of changed my mind…I think they got mad because i did the airplane celebration” – 10:36 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid was upset with Raptors fans. He thought they had great fans, but the way they reacted to his injury in Game 6 bothered him and he didn’t like it at all. He also thought the “fuck Embiid” chants were out of line. #Sixers10:36 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid on the elbow from Pascal Siakam in the first round:
“I don’t think it was intentional. That’s my guy” #Sixers10:35 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid says he doesn’t think Siakam threw the elbow on purpose, but said he was irritated by the fans. Says he used to think they had great fans, but not anymore. – 10:35 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Despite offensive struggles tonight Miami found a way to make it a game in Philly
@CoupNBA has the Takeaways from Game 3 ⬇️ – 10:35 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Joel Embiid on what they did better on defense than in first two games: pic.twitter.com/ByIPTz8IaZ10:35 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degree of Heat from Friday night’s 99-79 loss in Philadelphia: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Finished at the finish.
2. Jimmy Butler, but no one else.
3. Offense awful, especially early.
4. Joel Embiid, Kyle Lowry return. One was dominant.
5. Caleb Martin shuffled out of mix. – 10:33 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid says there was never a time in which he thought he might miss the whole series. – 10:32 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Joel Embiid on feeling a responsibility to play for his team: pic.twitter.com/xTAnkG1zKT10:31 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid’s reaction watching the first two games of #Sixers vs. #Heat
“It was very annoying… we didn’t make shots and made a lot of mistakes… the big fella Bam was dominating. I was really pissed to watch another big man playing well against my team” – 10:30 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid on his impact in Game 3 win: pic.twitter.com/3cgFVgI7Nd10:30 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid says he was “pissed” watching Bam beat his team in the first 2 games of the series. – 10:29 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid calls the last 6 days a struggle. Says he had a number of symptoms from the concussion. Says he was cleared yesterday, and then today was about going through the drills to test himself. – 10:28 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid says he’s feeling pretty good. Says the last week has been a “struggle” #Sixers10:27 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
join our 76ers insiders tomorrow morning as they discuss tonight’s W. drop your questions below. 👇twitter.com/i/spaces/1Mnxn…10:27 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Lowry said his hamstring came through the game fine. He expects to play a little more than the 25 minutes he played tonight — during Game 4 on Sunday. – 10:21 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Harden on if he’s past the point of scoring 30-40 in his career: “Just take what the defense gives me. As simple as that.” – 10:16 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard James Harden: ‘Jo knows how much we need him. He delivered on both ends.’ – 10:15 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
“We needed him, and he showed up a delivered” – James Harden on Joel Embiid #Sixers10:11 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard James Harden on Joel Embiid’s presence in Game 3 win: pic.twitter.com/FGJJmoGB4n10:11 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Maxey on PJ Tucker: “We have grown men on both sides.”
Says the Sixers are not going to let the Heat intimidate them. – 10:10 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more : basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…10:10 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tyrese Maxey on his ridiculous save tonight:
“I KNEW I wasn’t going to lose in a foot race.” – 10:08 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tyrese Maxey on his crazy recovery steal: “I knew I wasn’t gonna lose a foot race.”
Safe assumption on his part. – 10:08 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey: ‘We got to bring the fight to them again (in Game 4 Sunday). Just go right at them.’ – 10:07 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey on Joel Embiid: ‘He’s a soldier. He’s been through so much.’ – 10:05 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Maxey, after calling Embiid a “soldier” and praising him for playing through all his injuries, still has jokes: “Broken face, it’s gonna make him look even uglier now” – 10:05 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
“I was so happy when I saw the No. 21 jersey and the mask hanging up in the locker room…. He’s a solider, man” – Tyrese Maxey on Joel Embiid #Sixers10:04 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Maxey on if he’s ever had to play through a mask like Embiid had to: “I was so happy to see that ’21’ and mask hanging from the locker. He’s a soldier. That mask gone make him uglier now.” – 10:04 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tyrese Maxey: “I was just so happy to see 21 hanging up in the locker room.” – 10:04 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Tyrese Maxey on Joel Embiid: “He’s a soldier.” – 10:04 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey: ‘We haven’t done anything yet.’ – 10:04 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey on the difference Joel Embiid made in Game 3: pic.twitter.com/uqtuBWhXHL10:03 PM

Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA
Embiid triumphant in return to lead 76ers to 99-79 win to cut Heat series lead to 2-1 hothothoops.com/2022/5/6/23060…10:02 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Initial observations here on Sixers’ Game 3 win over Miami: nbcsports.com/philadelphia/s…10:02 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers quipped that Danny Green is never going too fast “because he can’t.” – 10:01 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
With Embiid back to shut off the paint, Miami’s O was so meek. Joel shut down the Lowry/Bam two man game, Strus didn’t scare Philly, and even Jimmy’s points came in spaces Bam owned in Gs 1-2. I wonder if we see Duncan Robinson in Game 4. A bit surprised we didn’t see him tonight – 10:00 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Doc didn’t really have much to say when asked if he’s ever seen anyone play through the injuries Embiid has, but said that he gets hit a ton because he’s so good.
Says that his retort for coaches who complain about fouls is “stop fouling him”. – 10:00 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on Danny Green: ‘There’s nothing he hasn’t seen.’ – 9:59 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
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🐔@ChickfilA pic.twitter.com/hdnGixUwsA9:59 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Sixers held Miami to less than 20 points in 3 of the 4 quarters. – 9:58 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid starting the 4th quarter:
“He talked me into it.”
😂 – 9:56 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Multiverse of Madness was Marvel’s ultimate heat check. It was your favorite sixth man in movie form.
The lows are really damn low, but who cares this movie was a blast because the highs were fucking bananas. It has a million flaws and I care about none of them. – 9:54 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
That was special from Embiid to give the Sixers whatever he had, when their starters are all contributing they’re tough. Bam was shook, Kyle with the patented zero special. Gotta figure the Heat will have the three ball going in Game 4. – 9:53 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
76ers outscored Heat by 27 points in James Harden’s minutes tonight
Harden’s only had 6 games in his postseason career with a higher +/-. Was a career-best +38 in Game 6 at Toronto – 9:52 PM
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
This series:
Joel Embiid .…… +8 in 37 mins
Paul Reed .…….. +7 in 49 mins
D. Jordan ……… -31 in 31 mins – 9:50 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
James Harden had 17/8/6 and was +27 tonight, the highest on the Sixers. pic.twitter.com/hTia2F7k7w9:48 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Joel Embiid came through defensively more than anything else – 9:48 PM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Nothing but respect, @Joel Embiid. 🙌🏽🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽💪🏽 lotta heart ❤️ – 9:48 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
“I definitely wasn’t good enough.” – Joel Embiid
There’s a reason Miami only scored 79pts. MVP. – 9:48 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Everything Harden has been hearing this series needs to be redirected at Adebayo on the off day. Embiid hadn’t done much of anything in a week and just being there made him invisible. – 9:47 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column on Joel Embiid willing the #Sixers back into their playoff series against the #Heat: https://t.co/9oJ9nGhSEZ #76ers pic.twitter.com/sYoTx2SZj19:47 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Winderman’s view: Embiid returns and everything changes, plus other Heat-76ers thoughts. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…9:47 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
play the song! 🎶
🪙 @Cryptocom pic.twitter.com/MjWf1STzch9:46 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
With the Sixers’ win in Miami tonight, Mavs-Suns Game 5 will tip off next Tuesday at 9 p.m. CT … if and when they get that far. – 9:46 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat fall flat in Philadelphia, 99-79 loss reduces series lead to 2-1. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…9:45 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
There are few things worse than losing a game in Philly and having to listen to this song. Very close between that and losing a game in Miami and having them blast “The Heat is On” – 9:45 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
Danny Green and Tyrese Maxey were a combined 12-15 from deep in Philly’s Game 3 win. – 9:45 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Inspirational effort by Joel Embiid. You can see how much pain he is dealing with. 18 points, 11 rebounds and Philadelphia is right back in this series. – 9:45 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Sixers won Game 3 over the Heat.
-Danny Green difference maker (21pts, 7/9 FG)
-Tobias Harris had almost triple-double (9pts, 10rebs, 8asts)
-Joel Embiid led by example (18pts, 11rebs)
-Tyrese Maxey put up a show (21pts, 6rebs)
-James Harden had +27 (17-8-6)|
#PhilaUnite9:45 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: 76ers outscore Heat by 17 points in fourth quarter, win 99-79, to close to within 2-1 in this best of 7. All the details on a night Miami shoots just 35 percent: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…9:45 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Welcome back Mr. Embiid – 9:44 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
getting joel embiid minutes is very good. so is losing all of deandre jordan’s playing time. – 9:44 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tyrese Maxey… 21 years old and a 🪣 – 9:44 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Bam Adebayo averaged 24/11 on 71% shooting in the first two games.
He had 9 points and 3 rebounds tonight on 2-9 shooting. pic.twitter.com/cFYM2xzSPp9:44 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
FINAL: 76ers 99, Heat 79. Heat’s series lead down to 2-1. – 9:43 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Sixers closed game on a 5-2 run after Paul Reed checked in. – 9:43 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Final: Sixers win 99-79, and now trail the series 2-1 with Game 4 Sunday night in Philly.
Embiid finished with 18/11 and changed the game defensively, Maxey had a huge second half and finished with 18, Harden steadied the offense and Green chipped in with 21 on 7-9 shooting. – 9:43 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Loss to 76ers in Game 3
Some thoughts:
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/five-take…9:43 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
99-79 final. Heat with only 2 players in double figures. – 9:43 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Final: 76ers 99, Heat 79.
Philly outscores Miami 31-14 in the fourth quarter to pull to within 2-1 in this best-of-7 series.
Game 4 is on Sunday night here in Philly, when we’ll find out if the 76ers can truly make this a series or not. – 9:43 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
FINAL: Sixers 99, Heat 79 to close the gap to 2-1 in this second-round series. Maxey with 21 and 6 and another massive second half. Embiid with 18 and 11 in his return from an orbital fracture and concussion. Harden with 17-8-6. Game 4 is Sunday night. – 9:43 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The @Philadelphia 76ers defend home court, and win, 99-79.
Embiid: 18 PTS / 11 REB
Maxey: 21 PTS / 2 REB / 6 AST
Harden: 17 PTS / 8 REB / 6 AST
Green: 21 PTS / 4 REB
Harris: 9 PTS / 10 REB / 8 AST
…and a whole lotta heart. – 9:43 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Threes in Game 3:
7 — Danny Green
7 — Miami Heat pic.twitter.com/eB25fQU9wp9:43 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Pedestrian stat line for Joel Embiid, by his standards anyway: 18 points and 11 boards. That doesn’t matter, though. His presence alone made this a series and he did it with a broken face and busted thumb.
Sixers win Game 3 by a 99-79 score. Miami leads the series 2-1. – 9:43 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Philly leading scorers in Game 3:
21 — Danny Green
21 — Tyrese Maxey
18 — James Harden
17 — Joel Embiid pic.twitter.com/3hCFJjYHBo9:43 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
The Sixers are going to win this game despite the inevitable Butler night. Miami missed everything. The Sixers wre sloppy and undisciplined, but executed when it mattered most. 2-1, can tie the series on Mother’s Day. – 9:42 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
So Duncan Robinson isn’t even good enough to play garbage time now? – 9:41 PM
Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
36 minutes for Embiid tonight after not doing any conditioning for a week is maybe the most important stat of the night. – 9:41 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Joel Embiid return:
18 PTS
11 REB
in 36 MINS pic.twitter.com/sMfNKYTtEr9:41 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Embiid not getting a raucous MVP chant there at the line cause I’m guessing fans were watching the replay in terror to see where Bam hit him… – 9:39 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Paul Reed has checked in for Joel Embiid with the Sixers up by 17 points with 2:05 left. – 9:39 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
What Joel Embiid did tonight was nothing short of heroic.
This is what an MVP looks like. – 9:39 PM
John Gonzalez @JohnGonzalez
Embiid is half man half injury at this point and he played a full min load. Replace Billy Penn with Jo – 9:39 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Convex Hull spacing is big – having nobody you need to honor Above the break is big – having nobody who can credibly space out to the hash vs a dominant interior defender in Embiid is an issue. – 9:39 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat-76ers Game 5 is Tuesday in Miami.
Panthers-Capitals Game 5 is Wednesday in Sunrise.
No days off anytime soon, kids. – 9:38 PM
Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr
Embiid must have seen bright flashes of white light after getting hit in the head again. Oof. – 9:37 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
The refs gave Bam tacit approval to put hands on Embiid and then that happens – 9:37 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
I swear Tyrese Maxey almost smiled after that last 3
And decided not to
Because this is a business meeting. – 9:37 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Adebayo smacked Embiid right in the face. Embiid needed some extra time to get up, but appears fine. Made both free throws. Sixers up 17 with 2:45 left. – 9:37 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Bam Adebayo caught Joel Embiid in the face going for that rebound with his left arm. Embiid was down on the court for a moment, but got up and made both free throws. He has 18 and 11 in this game. Philly is up 17 with 2:47 to go. – 9:37 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Looks like Bam’s left arm got Embiid across the face going for the last rebound. Embiid looked like he was in a bit of pain afterwards, but got up and appears to be fine now. – 9:37 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Bummed I gotta wait til Sunday to watch Maxey hoop again – 9:36 PM
Trendon Watford @trendonw
mad max 💪🏽💪🏽 @Tyrese Maxey9:36 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
These fans obviously love Embiid, but I don’t think anything ignites this crowd like when Maxey gets going. – 9:36 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey drills another triple and Joel Embiid blocks Jimmy Butler. Yea, this one’s over. #Sixers9:36 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Danny Green in the last 2 games vs Heat: 2/14 FG
Danny Green in Game 3 vs Heat: 7/8 3P (and counting…)
Huge difference maker for the Sixers on offense. The x-factor on Sixers plan. #PhilaUnite9:35 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Jimmy Butler got it rolling in the second half — he’s got 33. The next closest Heat player is Herro with 12 on 5-for-14 from the field. The question for the Heat remains the same moving forward — when the offense gets in a rut where can they consistently turn to get out of it? – 9:34 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
JJ Redick just compared Danny Green 3-point rim bounce to Kawhi 😭 pic.twitter.com/GHy086v8xj9:33 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Danny Green has made the same amount of threes as the entire Heat roster tonight: 7. – 9:33 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Danny Green’s last two games from 3-point range: 8-17.
Nothing unusual about how he got there at all. – 9:32 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Like even right now you have Herro who can hit a pull up 3 and literally nobody else you really have to worry about except PJ in the corner who isn’t exactly a high volume shooter – 9:32 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Danny Green couldn’t buy a bucket for two straight games and now he’s getting huge, triple-bounce corner 3s to go in.
Basketball is weird. – 9:32 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Danny Green’s 7 threes tonight (7-8 3fg (!)) mark a playoff career-high. – 9:32 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
I’m surprised Heat haven’t tried to get a spark out of some Bam/Duncan DHOs against Embiid drops – 9:31 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler recovered and did his job tonight
Miami made a comeback
But the Lowry-Bam PnR spam to start the 4th with both unwilling to shoot with open gaps caused this downfall – 9:30 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
A concussion, an orbital fracture, a ligament tear in his thumb… Joel Embiid is the definition of tough. This is remarkable. – 9:29 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
This rotation for Miami is dominant defensively but I still think the lack of shooting is a big issue. – 9:29 PM
Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp
Maxey has to get like a 40% commission on whatever Harden gets paid this summer – 9:28 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
I am once again reminding you how lucky we are to have @Tyrese Maxey9:28 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Just an incredible second half so far from Tyrese Maxey.
Scoreless in the first half after going for 34 in Game 2. Fifteen points after halftime, playing like a star. – 9:28 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Maxey playing some hero here. If Harden can remember how to dribble look out. – 9:28 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Due to the length of the Philadelphia vs Miami game, tipoff for Mavs vs Suns Game 3 won’t be until 8:50 CDT. – 9:28 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Tyrese Maxey’s speed is such a problem for the Heat. After Tucker stole the ball from Harden, Tucker tried to find Herro in transition but Maxey zoomed in and stole it back. Results in an Embiid and-1 and the Sixers up 86-74. Could have been 83-76 with 4:31 left. – 9:28 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
tyrese maxey goes from zero to breaking the sound barrier in, like, half a nanosecond – 9:27 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Hope one of the photographers got Maxey just as he was mid-jump throwing the ball back into play. What an incredibly athletic play. – 9:27 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Tyrese Maxey definitely runs a 4.4 40 – 9:26 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
That transition defense play might be the play of Maxey’s season, that was insane. – 9:26 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Maybe Tyrese Maxey’s best play of the season, and man, that’s saying something. – 9:26 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey is an absolute stud. Kid’s 21-years old playing like this in just his 2nd season and it’s so impressive. #Sixers9:25 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
What an absolutely incredible play by Tyrese Maxey. – 9:25 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Sixers +4 in the Paul Reed minutes. – 9:25 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Seen this Maxey movie before – 9:24 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Adebayo played really well in the first two games of this series. With Embiid back on the floor, things have changed quickly — Bam is just 2-for-8 from the field and has only two rebounds in 30 minutes. – 9:23 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid’s about to check back in with a little under 7 minutes left. – 9:22 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Paul Reed can’t gamble on a steal there. He missed and now Bam is at the stripe. – 9:20 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
I think I heard someone on Philly shout “stay solid bro!” at Paul Reed after his gamble vs Bam led to FTs. – 9:20 PM
John Gonzalez @JohnGonzalez
Let Embiid speak in commercials – 9:17 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
No idea what Miami was in on that SLOB that left nobody on Maxey and gave him a wide open 3. Looked like Butler would have been on him but he was just hanging out in the middle of the floor. – 9:17 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
I was just about to type that Reed and Thybulle shouldn’t be sharing the court together down the stretch, but then Maxey drains a huge 3 and sometimes good shotmaking from your guards can overcome a lot of spacing issues.
Sixers up 75-65 with 9:17 left – 9:16 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Udonis Haslem is having a back-and-forth with an official. – 9:16 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
It’s now a 7-0 run for Philly to start this fourth quarter, allowing the lead to balloon back out to 10. Things look much different with James Harden out there to get the 76ers into some theory of an attack on offense. – 9:16 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey drills another triple and Philadelphia now has a 75-65 lead with 9:17 left in the 4th. Timeout Erik Spoelstra. #Sixers9:16 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Doc clearly extended Embiid’s minutes because he wanted the Mud Man to play with all three of Maxey, Harden and Harris.
Maxey hits a 3 and the Sixers are up 10 now. – 9:15 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
76ers have opened the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run. Heat down 10 with 9:17 to play. – 9:15 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Right now would be a pretty good time for James Harden to dust off the oh and there’s Tyrese Maxey with a pretty big 3. – 9:15 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Listening to Heat Radio. @Jason Jackson is outstanding in this new role. Insightful, hilarious, good pace and fun. #spliggetysploosh9:15 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Lowry not taking the shots on so many of these PnR reps is hurting them – 9:15 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
76ers in bonus rest of game, with 9:21 to play. – 9:14 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
That was funny, Bam sets the screen to Lowry’s right, and Kyle’s like “come on, I don’t shoot it going right, switch the angle” – 9:14 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jimmy Butler just got two or three minutes of extra rest because of all the nonsense. – 9:13 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
if i were ever to have a disagreement with pj tucker i would simply accept full responsibility for being wrong, even if i wasn’t, and walk away right after offering to help him take care of any personal errands and congratulating him on his immense success – 9:13 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Double techs is a huge win for Miami there. – 9:13 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers are living in double drag, Thybulle (Herro) and Embiid screening for Harden. – 9:12 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
The Sixers playing “Friday” for Georges Niang after getting in that little arguing match with PJ Tucker is some of their best game ops work of the year. – 9:11 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
PJ Tucker at 37 years old is ever grumpier than PJ Tucker at 36. – 9:11 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
I do not think PJ Tucker is getting invited to any Sixers parties any time soon. – 9:10 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
They’re going after Herro now, with him guarding Thybulle, getting him onto Harden and then running the PnR with Embiid – 9:10 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
P.J. Tucker and Georges Niang have been getting into it a bit in the last few possessions. They had to be separated there and the officials are reviewing. #Sixers9:10 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
I think Harden likes being defended by Herro. – 9:10 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New piece for @The Athletic / @TheAthleticPHI about James Harden’s situation this summer. Player option decision, what a new contract could look like, extend-and-trade restrictions and much more : theathletic.com/3296694/2022/0…9:10 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
On these Harden/Joel PnRs, Heat plan is stick to Joel and bring help off the corner briefly so the ballhandler’s man can recover. They found Niang for a 3 off that once, Harden missed the pass last time. – 9:09 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Worth noting: Embiid is starting the fourth quarter with Harden, Maxey, Milton and Niang. He’s played 31 minutes. – 9:07 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid to start the fourth.
When Doc said a minute restriction was possible, I guess he meant it in the way that everything is possible. – 9:06 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid is headed to the court to start the 4th quarter, which is a big deviation from their typical rotations. Guess the plan is to play the whole 2nd half? – 9:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is back on the court for the start of the fourth quarter. – 9:06 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Best things Philadelphia has done tonight are keep non-Butler Heat off the free throw line and get back in transition — 76ers outscoring Heat 19-6 on break
Important James Harden 4th quarter incoming… – 9:06 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
In striking distance.
Need 12 strong minutes to close! pic.twitter.com/i1QNOmoOX69:05 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
It’s about to be a very loud 12 minutes in South Philadelphia…
The @Philadelphia 76ers lead in Game 3, 68-65, headed to Q4.
Green: 18 PTS / 6-7 3fg
Embiid: 13 PTS / 10 REB
Harden: 15 PTS / 5 REB / 3 AST
Harris: 6 PTS / 9 REB / 6 AST – 9:05 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Heat outscored the Sixers by only 4 in the third. But the way it played out, it felt like more. Harden has 4 fouls Embiid and Green have 3. Lowry has 3 for Mia.
Sixers hold by 3 with 12 to go. Fans may need to be the 6th man. – 9:05 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 68, Heat 65 at the end of a seesaw third quarter. Both teams still struggling from the floor, especially Miami’s 6-of-22 mark from 3. Harden with 15 points (zero in the third) 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Embiid with 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting and 10 rebounds. – 9:05 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
The ever-looming question of Sixers basketball appears again — can the Sixers win the non-Embiid minutes to open the fourth? – 9:04 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
The most important minutes of the whole season loom. Figure Embiid has to recharge to open the 4th quarter. – 9:04 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
fight to the finish.
🪙@Cryptocom pic.twitter.com/BymRZVcxwi9:03 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of third quarter: 76ers 68, Heat 65. Jimmy Butler with 14 points in the third quarter to help the Heat get back in it. 76ers led by as many as 14 points in the third quarter. – 9:03 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat come from 14 back to tie before going into fourth down 68-65 to 76ers. Butler with 24 for Heat. Herro 12. If you had the under . . . drink! – 9:03 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Maxey and Embiid messed up, Maxey iced it, Embiid not there, Herro bangs a 3 – 9:02 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
James Harden’s foul trouble has played a big part in Philadelphia’s offense short-circuiting. Without him on the court there aren’t a lot of options for Philly to generate offensive rhythm and flow. – 9:02 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Doc Rivers is frustrated after the #Sixers allowed Tyler Herro a 3-pointer he drilled after Georges Niang hit one first for the #Sixers. – 9:02 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Tyrese Maxey finally stops that monstrous 20-6 Heat run with a 3 then a layup. 8-2 Sixers run in response. – 9:01 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
I put that Joel drive on Herro guarding Thybulle, he’s retreating to the opposite baseline, step up and help on the Embiid drive instead of just sticking to Thybulle for no reason. – 9:01 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
No time like the present for Tyrese Maxey.
That’s a 5-0 Tyrese run. – 8:58 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
And Tyrese Maxey quickly scores 5 points to give Philly the lead back. The kid is so electric. You gotta give him credit. #Sixers8:58 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets G Seth Curry and Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell are courtside in Philadelphia for Game 3 of 76ers vs Heat – 8:58 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philadelphia led this game 51-37, but the Heat are on a 20-6 run and have tied the game at 57 #Sixers8:57 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Sixers trying to preswitch Thybulle onto the screen defender that time, Butler eventually got Embiid involved anyway. – 8:57 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
miami has taken 20 long twos and 0 corner threes – 8:55 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
DG from 3️⃣ tonight:🔥 pic.twitter.com/fN8dN4o0rJ8:55 PM

NBA Kicks @NBAKicks
PJ Tucker warmed up in the Jordan VIII “Rui Hachimura” PE! #NBAKicks pic.twitter.com/yECd1t9bA18:54 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Sixers get Butler switched onto Embiid. Tucker just plays a 1-man zone in the paint, leaving Harris alone. But Thybulle not spaced & pass isn’t there. pic.twitter.com/kc8jNhutTF8:54 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Erik Spoelstra mentioned the Knicks-Heat clashes of the 1990s in relation to a question I asked him pregame.
Didn’t expect there to be a re-run of those games here tonight. – 8:54 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Danny Green: 1 for 10 two nights ago, 6 for 7 so far tonight.
Epitome of a pro knowing short-term memory is crucial. – 8:54 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Danny Green pivoted into that corner three and didn’t even have his shoulders squared by the time the ball was in the air. If you had Green leading the Sixers with 18 points more than halfway through the 3rd quarter, stand up. – 8:53 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Embiid needs some water – 8:52 PM
Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Maxey and Harris officially blow tonight…show up..just one of u – 8:52 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
danny green can’t miss – 8:52 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Danny Green getting all that reverting to the mean done in the span of one game is absolutely bailing out the Sixers’ offense. – 8:51 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Danny Green on 3s: 6-for-7
Rest of the 76ers: 2-for-11 – 8:51 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Danny Green is illegal in 16 states. – 8:51 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
That’s the second obvious foul by Matisse Thybulle in two minutes and he complained each time. #Sixers8:50 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Jimmy Butler is responsible for Miami’s last 13 points before these Bam free throws. He scored 10 and assisted on Strus’s last 3. – 8:50 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
A very aggressive Jimmy Butler already with 10 points in the third quarter. – 8:50 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler bodying off the attack now
He’s finding his mode – 8:50 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
It’s Jimmy Buckets time. pic.twitter.com/OkJqo5HXQx8:50 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The law of averages are kicking in right now for Danny Green. The man couldn’t buy a triple in Miami, but he’s 5/6 from deep tonight. He puts Philly back on top 54-50. #Sixers8:50 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Danny Green tonight thus far (23 mins):
15 PTS / 5-6 3fg / 4 REB – 8:50 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
13-0 Miami run midway through the 3rd quarter and the Sixers’ lead is trimmed to just 1. Offense has been a struggle here over the last 12 minutes of play, save for a very brief stretch to start the 3rd. – 8:49 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Harden picks up his 4th. Heat find the bonus. Philly can’t get a shot up without a turnover or play D without fouling. the Heat go on a 11-0 run. – 8:49 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Miami has a great opportunity here. Harden in foul trouble, Embiid trying to find his rhythm off the break. Philly wins this one, they’ll be much harder to beat in Game 4. – 8:48 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Maxey is going to have to attempt to run offense at some point in the game – 8:48 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Here come the Heat – 8:47 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
What a pass by Lowry
Plus I like the shift by Butler
Jumper not falling, so be a baseline roamer – 8:46 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jimmy Butler has entered the chat. – 8:46 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat has cut the deficit to five. – 8:46 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler announcing his arrival. – 8:45 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Miami now 9/37 on jumpers, 5/19 on long 2s. Haven’t gotten a corner 3 and only 8 shots at the rim. – 8:43 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
JJ Reddick is right
Max Strus is one of those guys that can unlock this game
They need just one or two shooters to create some added spacing
Then the shift can be made – 8:42 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
This Jimmy Butler bounce off 2 feet in these playoffs at age 32 is really impressive. He just created a fast break for Miami by high-pointing a loose ball rebound. – 8:42 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers gotta do a way better job of exploiting Embiid’s mismatch when Miami switches the pick-and-roll.
Harden holding the ball for forever and isolating against Bam Adebayo is bad offense. – 8:41 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Doc Rivers keeping James Harden in the game despite four personal fouls 4 minutes into the second half. #Sixers lead by 8 (51-43). – 8:41 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The Heat are inching their way back into it. Philly opened a 51-37 lead, but Jimmy Butler with a 3-point play and Max Strus drills a triple to cut it to 51-43. Timeout Doc Rivers. #Sixers8:41 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
James Harden with four fouls. – 8:41 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
𝐓𝐎𝐁𝐈𝐀(𝐒teal) 𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐑𝐈(𝐒lam) pic.twitter.com/rVm4n1A4sn8:40 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Loving these calls on Lowry after the offensive player has already released the ball. – 8:40 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
lowry was better off not helping there, been a rough return for him so far – 8:39 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
“First 5 Games of the 2013 NBA Finals” version of Danny Green has arrived tonight. – 8:37 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Danny Green. – 8:37 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
is it just me or does embiid not have the most faith in danny g – 8:37 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Philly has turned the ball over 11 times so far. Miami has turned three of those turnovers into points. – 8:34 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tonight’s 34 first-half points are the fewest the Heat has scored in a half of a playoff game since 2013. – 8:30 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
15 points for James Harden in the first half on 6 FGAs. Sat the final 2:15 after picking up his third foul.
Harden is 8 for 8 from the foul line, has made 29 straight FTs. – 8:23 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Guessing Embiid is saying “dude slow down you had a layup on the left side take your time.” And Maxey is saying “I was going so fast to track it my momentum took me to a reverse.”
Shake was there to get a FT though. pic.twitter.com/Wz6phQ4oAq8:22 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat working on a half-court offensive rating of 59.5 points per 100 plays, per @Ben Falk. Not great. – 8:22 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Philadelphia stopped rebounding in that second quarter but they at least kept the defense up.
Embiid having his biggest struggle in the midrange (0/4) but so is Jimmy Butler (0/3 midrange FGs, 0/4 3s) – 8:22 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Halftime: 76ers 41, Heat 34.
Sixers scored four points over the final 6 minutes of the second quarter – all by Shake Milton – to allow Miami to stick around.
Joel Embiid missed all three shots he took in the second quarter. James Harden has 15 points, and Jimmy Butler has 10. – 8:21 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Considering that Shake Milton checked into the game and got 3 threes right off the catch in literal rapid succession, might venture a guess to say his lack of play in the last couple games might’ve involved hesitance to shoot. – 8:19 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Philly 41, Heat 34 at the half.
This season:
– 2nd fewest points in a first half for the Heat.
– Tied for 5th fewest points in a first half allowed by Heat.
– Tied for fewest points in a first half for the 76ers.
– Fewest points in a first half allowed by 76ers. – 8:19 PM
Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Joel embiid is about to cement himself as a Philly legend…fractured eye, messed up thumb…damn he’s tough – 8:19 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
The 76ers scored four points in the final six minutes and lost only four points off their lead. What an awful half of NBA playoff basketball. – 8:19 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
24 down. 24 to go!
🪙@Cryptocom pic.twitter.com/h1X3B5EddH8:19 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Sixers & Heat combine for 75 points on 92 possessions (0.82 per). 🥶 – 8:18 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
The good for the Heat
– Denying Embiid in the post
– Forcing turnovers
– OREBs generating extra possessions
The bad
– Rushing shots on offense
– 2 of 16 from 3
– Jimmy Butler looks like he has tired legs – 8:18 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Not exactly a work of art, but the Sixers lead 41-34 at the break.
End of the quarter offense has been rough: Super sloppy non-Embiid and Harden minutes to close the first, Shake Milton was the only guy to score in the last six minutes of the second. – 8:18 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Ruling confirms that Shake Milton was fouled before the buzzer went off. Milton goes to the line and makes 1 out of 2 and the Sixers will head to the break with a 41-34 lead, despite scoring just 4 points in the final 6+ minutes of the 2nd quarter. – 8:18 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Sixers 41, Heat 34. Miami hanging in there despite shooting a woeful 33 percent from the floor. Sixers’ 10 turnovers and 34.3 percent shooting are no bueno. Harden with 15 points (8-of-8 FT). Embiid with 7 points on 2-of-7 and 7 rebounds. – 8:18 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Halftime: 76ers 41, Heat 34. Heat shooting 32.6 percent from the field and 2 of 16 on threes. Still in it because the 76ers’ offense hasn’t been a lot better, shooting 34.3 percent from the field while committing 10 turnovers. – 8:17 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
The Heat can’t find much offensive rhythm at all. Butler, Strus and Herro are a combined 8-for-28 from the field. Embiid’s presence has been felt on both ends — but having him back has created more space for Harden to operate. Miami can’t just focus on him like they had been. – 8:17 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Some perfectly awful first-half basketball, including Heat 2 of 16 on 3s and .326 from field. So at halftime, yes, halftime, 76ers 41-34 (!). – 8:17 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
How many no-pass jumpers is that for the Heat in the first half? – 8:14 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
That’s a great example of how Miami wants to play Joel. 2 fouls on guys trying to deny him, then get a TO when they front him successfully. Nothing easy. – 8:14 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Welcome back, Shake Milton – 8:14 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Milton enters for the first time after Harden picks up his third foul. Harden had 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in the first half. – 8:13 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Less than ideal for the 76ers that, after a half where the Heat have generally been terrible, this is a 5-point game with 2:15 to go in the second quarter. Philly has not been able to take advantage and create separation. – 8:12 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Miami’s OREB crash scheme is dialed in tonight. – 8:12 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Philly only has a 95 ortg despite Harden playing well, 9 fast break points, and 4/10 on 3s. They’re under 40% from 2. – 8:10 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Heat didn’t shy away from Embiid in the paint there. Got him and Harden involved in the PnR and Harden screwed up. Easy dunk for Jimmy Butler. – 8:09 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
76ers shooting 37.9 percent and Heat shooting 36.1 percent. Philly outscoring Miami 11-2 at the foul line.
76ers lead 37-30. – 8:08 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
76ers shooting 38%, Heat shooting 36%.
The rims may also be wearing kevlar masks. Who knows.
37-30 Philly, 3:34 left in the half. – 8:07 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Great Theis seal from Dedmon. – 8:07 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
That was one of the more aggressive defensive stretches I’ve ever seen (by any player) from @Matisse Thybulle.
A very decisive steal on one possession, a block on the next, and a deflection immediately following the block.
Momentum-altering defense like that is special. – 8:06 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Matisse Thybulle finally looks like himself again. He’s been terrific in this one. #Sixers8:04 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Lowry from the logo and somehow the Sixers didn’t get this rebound pic.twitter.com/TqL6Qs8maa8:03 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Big lift from Danny Green so far: 9 points on 3-of-4 from deep and 3 boards in 13 minutes. – 8:03 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat have eight fouls. Eight players with one.
Mildly unusual, we suspect. – 8:02 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Want to see more of that Bam right there
Go at Embiid – 8:02 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With 7:46 left in second period, Oladipo joins Herro as only Heat players to have made more than one shot. – 8:00 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Joel Embiid makes his teammates so much better. Harden running p-n-r, better looks for Green. Stops and rebounds (!!!) that lead to early offense.
Oh and I haven’t seen DJ yet so safe to say he helps the coaches a ton too. – 8:00 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Really good stretch by the Sixers, who started the 2nd quarter on a 9-0 run with Embiid on the bench. Harden with 4 during this stretch, 2 for Harris and a corner 3 by Green, who is now 2-3 from deep for the game after going just 2-14 from 3 in the first two games of the series. – 7:56 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Heat 1 of 10 from deep
They look really uncomfortable on offense
Not settling into flowing sets – 7:56 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat shooting 7 of 24 (29.2 percent) from the field and 1 of 10 on threes. 76ers lead 30-17. – 7:55 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
A well-deserved standing ovation in South Philadelphia for Tobias Harris. – 7:54 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Paul Reed and Kyle Lowry had some words after the last play in which Tobias Harris was whistled for fouling the #Heat‘s Lowry. #Sixers7:53 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat and 76ers have already combined for 14 turnovers. Sloppy start for both teams. – 7:53 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly is getting a little lucky leaving Tyler Herro open from deep as much as they are. They’ve gotta be tighter on that end of the floor. #Sixers7:51 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
just saw Max Strus pass. i was there. – 7:51 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Picked up the pace at the end of the quarter. pic.twitter.com/aGDzvRhUiH7:50 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers continue to struggle keeping the #Heat off of the offensive boards. – 7:50 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Victor Oladipo again being used to defend James Harden with P.J. Tucker on the bench. – 7:50 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
This finish from Dipo 🤌 pic.twitter.com/M6prvwBgN47:49 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Think people are rushing to blame Doc for both Embiid and Harden being on the bench when the fact is that Harden picked up his 2nd foul late in 1Q. Picks up a 3rd in the first quarter and you’re in danger. – 7:49 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
This game is what Miami is realistically
They’re a contender through pure suffocating defense with a patchy offense at times
But that can still win them games at this stage
Just gotta figure out those half court rough patches – 7:49 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
That was the only 1st quarter all season where Miami didn’t shoot better than 35% in any category — the field, 3-point range or the foul line.
Philly 21-17 after one. – 7:48 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Sixers only up 21-17 after a tough end to the first quarter, helped from further damage by the fact that the Heat shot just 2-6 from the free-throw line. Harden has 9/3/2 and Embiid has 7/4.
Sixers made their first two 3s then missed their next four. – 7:48 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Philly with and without Embiid going exactly as you’d expect, Heat haven’t found a way to attack when he’s in the game. – 7:48 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Good thing Philadelphia broke out that elimination game defense and rebounding (no offensive rebounds by Heat in that first quarter) because 76ers offense still 🚮 – 7:47 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Tyler cleared for takeoff 🛫 pic.twitter.com/IJnHoS1eVC7:47 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro (3 of 5) was the lone Heat player to make more than one shot in the first quarter. – 7:47 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
4 straight turnovers (3 of them live balls) to end the 1st quarter for the Sixers.
Heat scored just 17 points on 25 possessions, but only trail by 4. – 7:47 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Don’t know what the Sixers are supposed to do besides regroup or get Harden back in the game but that lineup at the end of the quarter did not look all that organized. – 7:47 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 21, Heat 17 at the end of the first. Heat shot 7-of-20 (started 3-of-15) and Sixers led by as many as 10, but seven turnovers have hurt them. Embiid with 7 points and 4 rebounds in 10 minutes. Harden with 9-3-2. – 7:47 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: 76ers 21, Heat 17. James Harden and Joel Embiid have combined for 16 of Philadelphia’s 21 points. Heat shooting 36.8 percent from the field. – 7:46 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Please watch that final defensive possession of the first quarter again
Rotation masterclass from the Heat
It’s no joke man – 7:46 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Heat get a dunk and a layup on two straight possessions immediately after Embiid checks out. – 7:46 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
76ers 21, Heat 17 at end of one. Heat had gone down 10. Herro with six for Heat. – 7:46 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Heat – which has led every playoff game by at least 15 points and won 6 of them – finishes quarter strong and down 21-17 after one… Embiid, still listed as doubtful, plays the first 10 plus minutes of the game and has 7 points and 4 rebounds. – 7:46 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Man Herro is super active in this one
Defensive helping
And that dunk???? – 7:45 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Embiid played the first 11 minutes of the game, before checking out for Paul Reed. 7 points and 4 rebounds on 2-for-4 shooting and 3-for-4 free throws so far for Embiid, who looked very comfortable after eight days off. – 7:45 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Herro just mean-mugged Jordan Davis after than transition dunk and Davis is laughing boisterously. – 7:44 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Embiid heads to the bench after 10 minutes, with 7 points and 4 rebounds (2-4 fg/3-4 FT).
He’s replaced by Bball Paul. – 7:43 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Paul Reed is checking in for Joel Embiid, after nearly 11 minutes for his first shift – 7:43 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Paul Reed coming in for Embiid at the 1:34 mark of the first. He was huffing and puffing a bit when play was stopped a bit ago. – 7:43 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Paul Reed getting set to check in for Embiid. The big fella has 7 points and 4 rebounds in his initial run. #Sixers7:43 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid is what Philadelphia would be if it were a person. – 7:42 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Here comes Paul Reed. – 7:42 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Every single time there is a stoppage in play, Joel Embiid is calling for a towel to dry off his face under his mask. – 7:41 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
The most awaited substitution in Philadelphia sports history should be coming up here in a couple of moments. – 7:39 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I don’t understand Butler getting the switch that he wants there
Then swinging the ball to Vincent/Herro for a crowded drive – 7:39 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Victor Oladipo about to enter as the fourth sub off the Heat’s bench ahead of Caleb Martin. – 7:38 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
I thought Dedmon was in the restricted area, just raised up his heels to avoid being on the line which you aren’t supposed to be able to do. – 7:38 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dedmon Dirk fade with 14 on the shot clock? – 7:38 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Oladipo in next. Martin could be an odd man out. – 7:38 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
It’s still very early in this game, but the Heat have been mostly stifled in the paint. 2 baskets at the rim thus far. They got whatever they wanted in Games 1-2. – 7:37 PM
Ralph Lawler @Ohmeomy
Good to see/hear JJ Redick working the 76er-Heat telecast tonight. Great mind for the game. I see him as a head coach somewhere down the line. – 7:36 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
James Harden attacking a close-out. 👀 pic.twitter.com/Gv0gi6ENEp7:36 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is only 1-for-3, but he’s (unsurprisingly) immediately changed the dynamic of the series. After Miami got whatever it wanted in the paint the first two games, things have flipped around here in Game 3. – 7:34 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
A strong start for the @Philadelphia 76ers, leading, 16-8, despite shooting 5-14 from the floor early.
James Harden leads all scorers with 7 points (2-3 fg, 1-2 3fg).
The South Philadelphia crowd also leads the league in being loud. – 7:33 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Great show and go for Harden. Again, early offense. Miami not set. Able to get downhill. – 7:33 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Sixers had some success blitzing Herro at the end of Game 2. Just got another turnover by doing it on his first p&r of Game 3.
Heat have 8 points on 15 possessions. – 7:33 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
James Harden gets to the cup and finishes before running down to the opposite end of the floor and egging the crowd on to get loud. He’s into this one. Philadelphia leads it 16-8. #Sixers7:33 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat with a 3 of 12 shooting start and trails 16-8. Spoelstra calls timeout. – 7:33 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…7:33 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Scattered boos as Matisse Thybulle enters the game as the #Sixers‘ initial sub. Tyler Herro is first off the bench for #Heat. – 7:32 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Matisse Thybulle is the first sub tonight, replacing Green. – 7:31 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
14-8 Philly. That’s the 76ers’ largest lead of the series. – 7:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Dedmon in next. – 7:31 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Gabe Vincent and Tyler Herro are the first two off the Heat’s bench tonight. – 7:30 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Gabe Vincent in for Lowry, with Herro also entering. – 7:30 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Happy to have QB1 back 🙌 pic.twitter.com/WkGMt0gx3b7:27 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers are 2 for 2 on 3-pointers so far after going 14 for 64 (.219) without Joel Embiid in the first two losses to the #Heat. – 7:27 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Lowry on Harris is something I expected to see a lot of in this series when healthy
Winning that allows bothering length on Harden-Maxey etc – 7:26 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
I remember when Portland hosted Bam Adebayo in pre-draft workouts. He was the most NBA-ready player they brought in by far that year. At least mentally. That was my impression speaking with him. – 7:26 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Good start to this one. James Harden and Danny Green have knocked down some triples and they have a 10-8 lead early. Joel Embiid has 2 points from the free throw line. #Sixers7:26 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry continues to be the best post defender on the Heat’s roster. – 7:25 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Danny Green cut off the Harris postup for an open corner 3. – 7:24 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
After rough three-point shooting in Games 1 and 2, Sixers have buried their first two. One from Harden, one from Green. They’ve got a 10-8 lead. – 7:24 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Danny Green makes one. He needed that. – 7:24 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
By the way, we’re seeing a healthy shift from Miami
PJ Tucker pressing full court on Harden
No press on Maxey
Smart – 7:24 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Let’s do this, #HEATNation 🔥 pic.twitter.com/aiU1xKXkSW7:23 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🔔 @Haason7Reddick
🔔 @NakobeDean
🔔 @JordanxDavis99
#FlyEaglesFly x #PhilaUnite | #BrotherlyLove pic.twitter.com/94SXs4EtCn7:22 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
video evidence of Max Strus doing something other than shooting the moment the ball touches his fingertips does not exist. – 7:22 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat fronting Embiid in the post and sending help when gets the ball, as Miami often does. – 7:21 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
This has been a helpside masterclass from the Heat so far – 7:21 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid obviously impacts the game in a lot of different ways, but at least being slightly competitive on the defensive glass would be a nice change of pace for the Sixers. – 7:19 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid takes his mask off, and gets a towel to wipe his face, during Harden’s free throws. – 7:19 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Lowry on Tobias, Jimmy on Maxey, as expected. – 7:19 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
1:18 into the game and PJ Tucker hit Embiid in the face going for the ball (called for a foul). – 7:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
What an opening possession from Miami
Bam-Butler switch
Butler fronts Embiid
Strus waiting for the help
Charge – 7:18 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New piece for @The Athletic / @TheAthleticPHI about James Harden’s situation this summer. Player option decision, what a new contract could look like, extend-and-trade restrictions and much more theathletic.com/3296694/2022/0…7:18 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Max Strus ain’t scared. – 7:17 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ref calls offensive foul on Embiid on the Sixers first possession. – 7:17 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Embiid opens it for 76ers with a charge. But his face appears intact. – 7:17 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Sixers twitter…you ready?! pic.twitter.com/eXs6J2t6T87:15 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kyle Lowry coming back means Miami bench that has whipped Philadelphia bench just gets deeper, because they get Gabe Vincent back with that second unit with Herro, Oladipo, Caleb Martin, Dewayne Dedmon
Matisse Thybulle needs a statement game or something – 7:15 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers and Danny Green received boos during their pregame intro #Sixers7:15 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
As you can imagine, home crowd went ballistic during Joel Embiid’s introduction, followed by MVP chants – 7:14 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Massive ovation when @MattyCord announces Joel Embiid as the #Sixers‘ final starter in Game 3 vs. #Heat7:14 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Let’s just say the atmosphere to start this game is *slightly* more energetic than it was for Games 1 and 2 in Miami. Joel Embiid’s re-introduction to the proceedings has plenty of juice in the building ahead of a do-or-die Game 3 for the 76ers. – 7:12 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philadelphia Eagles players Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, and Hasson Reddick are ringing the bell #Sixers7:11 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
They’re showing Joel Embiid shooting in warmups and he’s squinting super hard on every shot…. – 7:09 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers crowd goes nuts — and starts chanting “MVP!” — as Embiid comes onto the court during announcement of “there are no injuries.” – 7:04 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
The Phantom of The Process. 🎭 pic.twitter.com/vWeUPN8QSo6:58 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Everywhere I turned today I saw nothing but DISRESPECT for the Bearded one.
Segment after segment after segment and I’M SICK OF IT.
JAMES HARDEN O20.5 POINTS 🔒
@BetMGMTonight 7-11 PM on the @betqlapp — We’re watching it LIVE
https://t.co/YtuHWSxNZx pic.twitter.com/ZXPAop7eZa6:56 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ Joel Embiid to play in Game 3 vs. Miami Heat in Eastern Conference semifinals inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #NBA6:56 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
I voted for Joel Embiid for MVP. And the fact that he’s even potentially going to try and play with a torn ligament in his hand and a broken face makes me question some things, for sure — but not my vote. – 6:55 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Joel Embiid is back. Kyle Lowry is back. Game 3 is minutes away.
miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…6:51 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Joel Embiid playing 76ers-Heat Game 3 nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/06/joe…6:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry returns for Heat, Joel Embiid back for 76ers in Game 3 of East semis. https://t.co/UYool0kpWU pic.twitter.com/miJi2SR6dT6:48 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ Joel Embiid to play in Game 3 vs. Miami Heat in Eastern Conference semifinals inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 6:48 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly starters: Harden, Maxey, Green, Harris, and Embiid
Heat starters: Lowry, Strus, Butler, Tucker, and Adebayo #Sixers6:46 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Heat starters:
Lowry
Strus
Butler
Tucker
Adebayo – 6:45 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Very good @Philadelphia 76ers news:
Joel Embiid is available and starting in Game 3. – 6:41 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid will play tonight, Sixers say. – 6:41 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Joel Embiid is officially in for Game 3 – 6:41 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Pregame reading: Where every single Miami Dolphins player on offense stands after the draft. Who’s safe, who’s not: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…6:40 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Joel Embiid went from out to doubtful to active? 🤔 – 6:38 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I’ve said this on every platform except this one, but it’s pretty clear Miami’s gameplan will be to force Philly’s role players to beat them
They’re going to help down freely off corners on Embiid
Forces the Danny Greens of the world to win them the game – 6:38 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
For what it’s worth (and it’s worth very little at this point), Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful on the 6:30 p.m. injury report.
The expectation is that he’ll play tonight. – 6:37 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The 76ers’ 6:30 p.m. injury report again listed Embiid as doubtful. Which is all well and good . . . except he’s back. – 6:37 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers story on Joel Embiid playing in Game 3 tonight against the #Heat: https://t.co/X6S4LcEpXn pic.twitter.com/QQKLzzDd8S6:36 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Masked Embiid getting shots up. pic.twitter.com/D2EP5Y68yv6:35 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Sixers star Joel Embiid will return for Game 3 vs. Miami tonight, sources tell ESPN. Doc Rivers said he could be limited in minutes, because of minimal conditioning in the past week. – 6:34 PM
Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
In Philly… Game 3 tonight… Joel warming up… #Sixers #Heat pic.twitter.com/VGxI8MQCeu6:33 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Lowry back in Heat starting lineup, alongside Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, P.J. Tucker and Bam Adebayo. – 6:31 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Kyle Lowry will start, alongside Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker and Bam Adebayo. – 6:30 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry is back in the Heat starting lineup. – 6:30 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry out shooting much later than usual. Lowry on one side of the court, Embiid on the other. They should sell tickets to this. – 6:30 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
grind time. ⌛️
🎥 The Grind Hydrated by @BioSteelSports 💪 pic.twitter.com/d149RxXMYU6:30 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kyle Lowry is starting. – 6:30 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Kyle back. Let’s do this.
Starting 5 // @ATT pic.twitter.com/vPH7q29yEN6:30 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Heat guard Kyle Lowry is getting a warm up in. He’s been out with a hamstring injury, but he intends to play tonight. #Sixers #Heat pic.twitter.com/tQImnFOqgw6:29 PM

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
Some detail on the mask Joel Embiid is wearing tonight as he tries to play with the right orbital fracture. https://t.co/herm1FgKNf pic.twitter.com/v8HhefWz7m6:26 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who heard at 31 Flavors last night that Joel Embiid is going to try to play. – 6:24 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid gets a big hand as he walks onto court to warm up prior to Game 3: pic.twitter.com/TzS0QnPtqO6:22 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
More Joel Embiid #Sixers pic.twitter.com/d2J66TbXCp6:22 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
A masked Joel Embiid has started his warmup: pic.twitter.com/P4ON955qgb6:21 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid has taken the court. pic.twitter.com/KEIWZq4xXv6:20 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Joel Embiid, wearing mask, enters court to warm up to loud ovation. Cannot fathom he doesn’t play (so can fathom he does play). – 6:20 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid takes the court for warmups with his mask #Sixers pic.twitter.com/XytCg0e7oc6:20 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is on the court warming up for tonight’s game. He has a mask on. – 6:19 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid will warm up momentarily with the intention of returning tonight in Game 3 against the Miami Heat, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @YahooSports. – 6:15 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
One would assume Embiid would play tonight, at least give it a serious try, with his sister and shooting coach in attendance. #Sixers6:10 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry back for Heat; status of 76ers’ Joel Embiid’s still unclear. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…6:06 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
here for this color coordination! 🟣🔵
👟 @SoleSavy pic.twitter.com/o2ZzlCCKKP6:06 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The latest on the status of Joel Embiid and Kyle Lowry ahead of Game 3, with tipoff an hour away miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…6:05 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Embiid plans to play barring any setbacks in next 58 minutes, per ESPN. Still listed as doubtful, which is kinda funny – 6:04 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra says for as physical as these playoffs and recent playoffs ha ebveen, he said by comparison the brutality of Heat-Knicks (circa Pat Riley), “That was a different sport.” – 5:37 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Also, the Heat’s other five questionable players (Herro, Martin, Strus, Tucker and Vincent) will be available. – 5:35 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And, yes, Spoelstra seemingly expects “doubtful” Embiid to be back, “We don’t want to duck any kind of competition. We expected Philly to be at full health at some point and we want to take on that challenge.” – 5:35 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on preparing in case Joel Embiid plays tonight: ‘He’s a big change, literally and figuratively. … We don’t want to duck any competition.’ Figured Miami would face the full #Sixers roster at some point and looks forward to that challenge. – 5:35 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more- basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…5:35 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Joel Embiid possibly returning:
“If you’re just trying to cram and prepare for a test…then it would probably be a lot more stressful.”
“We wanna take on that type of challenge.” – 5:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s other questionables — Strus, Tucker, Vincent, Martin, Herro — all will play. So it could be the entire roster. – 5:32 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The intention is for Kyle Lowry to warm up and play tonight vs. the Sixers. – 5:32 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Erik Spoelstra on Kyle Lowry: “The intention is for him to warm up and play.”
Same for other questionable Heat players. – 5:32 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said all of the players who are questionable are all going to warm up with the intention to play – 5:32 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
On Kyle Lowry, Spo said the “intention is for him to warm up and play.” – 5:32 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is planning to warm up tonight with the intent to play in Game 3. Lowry has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury. – 5:32 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Spoelstra says the intention is for Kyle Lowry to warm up and play tonight in Game 3. – 5:32 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Miami Heat coach says Kyle Lowry (hamstring) will warm up with the intention to return tonight in Game 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers. – 5:31 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Erik Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is warming up right now with the intent to play – 5:31 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra said Kyle Lowry will warm up with the intention of playing tonight. – 5:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Spoelstra on Lowry, “The intention is for him to warm up and play.” – 5:31 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Kyle Lowry’s status in Game 3 vs #Sixers: ‘The intention is for him to warm up and play.’ – 5:31 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Erik Spoelstra says that Kyle Lowry and all other questionable Heat will warm up with the intent to play. – 5:31 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry will warm up with the intention to play
Everyone else available as well – 5:31 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is warming up and intends to play. – 5:31 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Heat said Lowry will warm up with intention of playing after missing four games with hamstring – 5:31 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
If Embiid is able to play tonight, Doc Rivers said there will be staffers monitoring his conditioning and how he looks on the floor. He hasn’t been able to run, etc. while in concussion protocols, and Rivers said today’s shootaround was more of a film/walk-thru session. – 5:30 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Updated #Sixers story on Doc Rivers saying Joel Embiid’s status for tonight’s Game 3 vs #Heat will be determined during his pregame workout: https://t.co/Q6QsOE9SWj #76ers pic.twitter.com/uxy8NrjdE25:25 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Rivers said no minutes restriction on Embiid if he plays, but said his situation (eye, orbital, thumb) will be monitored by others throughout. – 5:23 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🔹 icy vibes in the house tonight. 🔹
👕: https://t.co/eaHJCX13Sv | @LifeBrand_AI pic.twitter.com/K7fANzgxDh5:22 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Doc Rivers, on Heat possibly (probably?) having Lowry back, “For them, it just adds another guy.” Rivers said it would not change the 76ers’ approach. – 5:21 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Rivers said no cap on minutes for Embiid if he plays. – 5:21 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Doc Rivers said there won’t be a minutes restriction on Joel Embiid if he plays tonight, but the team will monitor his conditioning. – 5:21 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Rivers’ Embiid coach-speak, “We don’t know yet. He’s going to warm up and see. We’re going to go from there.” – 5:19 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers: Still unsure if Joel Embiid will play. He’ll warm up and then “we’ll see.” If he’s active, wouldn’t play normal minutes load because he hasn’t been able to run much due to concussion. – 5:19 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: If Joel Embiid plays, he hasn’t been able to run due to the concussion so he probably can’t play his typical 38 minutes. – 5:19 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says “we still don’t know yet” about Joel Embiid. Says he’ll go through pregame warmups and see how he feels. – 5:19 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Doc Rivers says 76ers don’t know yet whether Joel Embiid will be able to play tonight. Embiid will warm up and then a determination will be made. Embiid was still listed as doubtful on the latest injury report. – 5:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Doc Rivers with no update for Joel Embiid
Listed as doubtful
“He’s going to warm up and see, and go from there.” – 5:18 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Rivers says Embiid is still listed as doubtful, will go through his warmup and they’ll take it from there (as anticipated) – 5:18 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Doc Rivers said Embiid will warm up tonight – 5:18 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers doesn’t know yet about Joel Embiid. He’s still doubtful, but he’ll warm up and see where he’s at. #Sixers5:18 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Doc Rivers says he still doesn’t know if Joel Embiid will play. “He’s gonna warm up and see, and we’ll go from there.” – 5:18 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s status for Game 3: ‘We don’t know yet. He’s going to warm up and see. We’re going to go from there.’ – 5:18 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Doc Rivers maintains that Joel Embiid is doubtful. Says they will warm up and go from there. – 5:18 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Doc Rivers noncommittal on Joel Embiid’s status for a game now less than two hours away. Eric Spoelstra gets his chance to be non-committal about Kyle Lowry at 5:30 p.m. Game is at 7 p.m., by which time the coaches might have a better idea. – 5:17 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey shooting 3-pointers during pregame warmups: pic.twitter.com/TkODJWpP1e5:12 PM

Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport Looking closely at James Harden’s situation, feels like a Chris Paul/Phoenix-like compromise may be appropriate: bleacherreport.com/articles/10035…4:58 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
On the 4:30 p.m. injury report: Joel Embiid still listed as doubtful. Tip-off is 2.5 hours away. – 4:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
It’s 4:30 p.m. NBA injury-report time and Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful. Doc talks at 5:15, so perhaps something more realistic then. – 4:30 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Three hours until start of #Sixers-#Heat Game 3 pic.twitter.com/B0uuBk2jl04:03 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful for Game 3. The latest on his status miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, Kyle Lowry remains questionable for tonight after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury – 3:37 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: Where Miami Dolphins roster stands on offense after the draft. A look at every player, every position. Who’s safe, who’s not: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…3:36 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Embiid again listed as doubtful on NBA 3:30 injury report. – 3:32 PM
Sean Deveney @SeanDeveney
Interesting stuff from @Steve Bulpett on the future of Doc Rivers. Are the @Los Angeles Lakers stalling on their coaching search? Would Embiid be unhappy if the @Philadelphia 76ers let him walk? Hmmm …
heavy.com/sports/los-ang…3:27 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more: basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…3:26 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Do you know who has been probably the most effective two man combo for the Heat in the playoffs?
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo
125 offensive rating/98 defensive rating
Them thriving on the floor together on this run is an underrated aspect – 3:24 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Charles Barkley explains why the Heat can’t be fully judged yet in the second round, Tyler Herro praise and more miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…3:16 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Come hang with @Keith Pompey, @MikeSielski and me at https://t.co/bpstyneqgw ahead of Sixers-Heat Game 3! pic.twitter.com/chczcytFJ43:13 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New piece for @The Athletic / @TheAthleticPHI about James Harden’s situation this summer. Player option decision, what a new contract could look like, extend-and-trade restrictions and much more- theathletic.com/3296694/2022/0…3:12 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Charles Barkley discusses “the one thing that really sucks” about Heat-76ers. (Embiid still doubtful on the 3:09 pm and 41 second injury report.) miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…3:10 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
76ers’ Joel Embiid exits concussion protocols, currently upgraded to “doubtful” for Friday return vs. Heat. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:07 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
“So many opinions” about Bam Adebayo, with Heat center vexing with his versatility. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:05 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Will there be a new leading man off the Heat bench next season? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:04 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#CalmBeforeTheStorm This is Wells Fargo Center four hours, 10 minutes before Game 3 of the #Sixers vs. #MiamiHeat Eastern Conference semifinals. #NBAPlayoffs2022 pic.twitter.com/RCXNFMJv5K2:50 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers story: Here’s the latest on Joel Embiid’s chances to play in Game 3 tonight vs. the #Heat: https://t.co/Q6QsODSi4L pic.twitter.com/FqlxAaDM4D2:50 PM

David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
All I really want out of these NBA Playoffs is for Joel Embiid to come back in the batman mask and turn the Sixers/Heat series upside down. – 2:47 PM
Zach Kram @zachkram
I wrote about Giannis, Jokic, Embiid, and the next generation of big men who—after the Decade of the Big Wing—are back to dominate the NBA
theringer.com/2022/5/5/23057…2:41 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
On 2:30 p.m. injury report, 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful for tonight’s Game 3. – 2:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
It is the 2:30 p.m. NBA injury report and Joel Embiid is still doubtful. As you were. – 2:31 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Settle in front of your TV for tonight’s big Game 3 with the meal of your choosing!
Get 50% off your @DoorDash order using promo code ‘PLAYOFFS’ in the Miami area (max discount $10 thru 5/15, terms apply) – https://t.co/wu7lvpbHnw pic.twitter.com/nL5pSfCDXJ2:28 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Always showing support for the @WNBA 🤝
Best of luck to all the athletes competing this season! #MoreThan pic.twitter.com/dFt3FndnWa1:47 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
On this Day in 2000, @Reggie Miller and @Jalen Rose became the first and only teammates in franchise history to both score 40 points in a game to lead us to a 108-91 win over the 76ers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. pic.twitter.com/SJc2VO2gj91:37 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And on the NBA 1:30 p.m. injury report Joel Embiid remains listed as doubtful (with six Heat players listed as questionable, including five who played in Game 2 after being listed as questionable with the same injuries). – 1:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Dewayne Dedmon not ready to be cut down to size during NBA playoffs. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Plus: Tyrese Maxey’s speed, Tyler Herro’s stability. – 1:29 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
So far, Embiid return going as predicted. @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/dgMyIdMl3D1:14 PM

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