NBA Playoff Series Preview: 76ers vs Heat

76ers look dangerous when adjusting for playoff rotations

Embiid wore a white mask as he rang a miniature Liberty Bell - then the Miami Heat got their bell rung in Game 1 of the first-round series.

Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points and 14 rebounds off the bench for the 76ers, who were winning their 17th straight game and had 34 assists on 45 made field goals.

The outstanding shooting guard platoon of JJ Redick and Marco Belinelli kept up their hot shooting by combining for 53 points on 8-of-13 from beyond the arc. All of the matchups were decided by single digits, the total in each game was between 200 and 207 points, and Miami out-scored Philly 409-407 overall.

Whiteside, whom the Heat were counting on to help command the paint and combat the No. 1 rebounding team in the league, played less (12 minutes, 26 seconds) Saturday night than backups Kelly Olynyk and rookie Bam Adebayo. But they weren't the only ones who were feeling it from beyond the arc.

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The expectation after last season's 18-win improvement was to have a Sixers team healthy enough to make a run at a.500 record with the possibility of playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference. Ilyasova struggled on both ends of the floor through the first two quarters, but in the starting lineup next to Dario Saric, he created a matchup problem, especially against Heat center Hassan Whiteside. Regardless, the very bad offensive performance from their stars, notably Dragic and Richardson, is unacceptable.

The teams split the regular-season series, 2-2. It will be tough against the Heat's big men when Embiid isn't around to demand their attention. Two power forwards paced the Heat.

The Heat will be aiming to get Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson more involved in Game 2.

The Sixers, of course, would defeat Miami comprehensively in Game 1 (130-103). It's no secret how we've won games and how we play. "We gonna see how it feels in the next couple of days". Miami ended the regular season winners of five of eight.

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