Masked man leads 76ers

Masked man leads 76ers

However, he still wasn't given the green light to play Game 2 of the Sixers' first round playoff series against the Miami Heat, much to his disappointment. "But that was the only way I could play in this game, if I wore the mask and protected my face with goggles".

It was Embiid who said he directed his teammates to try to score if they were in the same situation at the end of Game 3.

On a night Embiid reappeared as a masked man, a night Heat centre Hassan Whiteside again disappeared amid foul trouble, the Heat fell to a 2-1 deficit in the best-of-seven opening-round National Basketball Association playoff series.

Missing the rest of the regular season in the process, Embiid hoped to feature soon after undergoing surgery and clearing the concussion protocol but was rested for Game 2 when a vintage Dwyane Wade performance pegged the series back to 1-1 earlier this week.

The Sixers boast a 2-1 lead in the series after picking up a win in Miami on Thursday night.

After a tough night from three-point range in the Game 2 loss, the Sixers regained their shooting touch, making 18 of their 34 attempts (52%) from behind the arc, including Embiid hitting 3 of his 4 shots from long-range.

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After a close three quarters that had Miami with a slight chance of victory, the pace quickly picked up as the 76ers showed out in the last 12 minutes. "I'm not as involved in as many dribble handoffs as I was and post-ups as I was in the regular season", Whiteside said after Game 3 (h/t ESPN). No, this comes down to substance and execution, which the 76ers put to use when needed most in Thursday's fourth quarter. And while the Sixers would roll Miami over in Game 3, that's not enough for Embiid. The couple had been married for four decades and had two children and two grandchildren.

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 26 points as Golden State won at San Antonio and moved within one game of a first-round playoff sweep. Assistant coach Ettore Messina filled in for Popovich.

"We are all hurting", Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili said after the morning shootaround.

"I want to get more rebounds out there". But, for sure, we are toiling. Rajon Rondo chipped in 16 points and 11 assists for the Pelicans, who led by 33 points with seven minutes to play.

Parker, who said Erin and Gregg were a mother and father to him when he entered the league as a 19-year-old, lived up to those wishes.

LeBron James woke up for 46 points in Cleveland's game-two win over the Indiana Pacers, but it took every single one of those points to get a win.

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