Published on Tuesday April 17, 2018 at 06:15 | Updated 04-17-2018 at 06:42
After largely dominating match 1 of the first round of play-offs, the Philadelphia Sixers were beaten Monday night in match 2, home (103-113). Dwyane Wade (28 pts) was decisive for the Florida franchise.
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Dwyane Wade released a big game against Philadelphia on Monday night. (Reuters)
Deeply losing to the Philadelphia Sixers in the first round of the play-offs, the Miami Heat reminded all observers that he has in his ranks a player able to tip a match. Dwyane Wade may not have his legs of twenty years, but the rear of 36 years has split a huge performance off the bench Monday night (28 pts to 11/16, 7 rebounds) in order to allow his family to win a surprise victory and go home with the advantage of the field.
D-Wade found his shooting touch on the road to a season-high 28 points & a big #NBAPlayoffs road W! @MiamiHEAT – @sixers tied at 1 game apiece. pic.twitter.com/z6Ed1T2H9r – NBA (@NBA) April 17, 2018
Always deprived of Joel Embiid, who did not hide his annoyance to be deprived of play on social networks, the Sixers have never found their offensive rhythm in this second game. While they broke a franchise record in Game 1 by scoring 18 three-point baskets, they missed 16 of their first 18 attempts by far (7/36 in the end, 19.4%). Miami was not asking for more to finally have a say in this series.
A vain comeback for the Sixers
The second quarter, which saw Wade score 15 points – two more than the whole team in Philadelphia – allowed Miami to widen a gap (56-42, 36th) and especially enough to resist the return of local on the end of the game. Worn by Ben Simmons (24 pts, 9 rbds, 8 wt), Dario Saric (23 pts to 8/21) and Ersan Ilyasova (14 pts, 11 rbds), the Sixers managed to come back to only two points (96-98 ). Wade then resumed the game of his team in hand and thanks to two baskets killed the match. ” He is a player who soothes the group with his experience, his experience of champions “, Enjoyed Miami coach Erik Spoelstra.
Ben Simmons finished with 24 PTS, 9 REB, & 8 AST in Game 2. #PhilaUnite pic.twitter.com/ttiChSfRp5 – NBA (@NBA) April 17, 2018
Philadelphia side, this defeat did not seem to worry Brett Brown, who nevertheless hopes to find Joel Embiid quickly. His pivot would have had the ability to compensate the will of the Heat to slow the pace of the game and play placed. “We need him,” hammered the technician. For his part, Ben Simmons has confessed hope that this defeat will remind his teammates that nothing is acquired despite the big form of the moment: ” I hate to feel like that (after a defeat) but it may be a good reminder for everyone to be focused for the next game. ”