Vintage D-Wade Leads Heat To Big Game 2 Win Over Sixers

The Heat controlled much of the contest, before the Sixers made a run in the fourth quarter.

Olynyk had 26 points, seven rebounds and two assists for the visiting Heat in a 130-103 loss on Saturday.

It looked like the home side were close to a remarkable comeback in the fourth quarter as they cut down a 16-point lead to just two points.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) drives against Philadelphia 76ers guard Marco Belinelli (18) during the second quarter in game two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center.

But the hosts were then obliterated in the second period as the Heat went on a scoring spree, with Wade amassing 21 first half points. However, crucial misses eventually led to Wade burying multiple buckets to seal the game late on.

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Joel Embiid is getting restless sitting on the sidelines. "But I do know the spirit in which he delivers that (social media post) reflects my conversations with him, that it's completely driven out of team, competitiveness, 'I want to play basketball, ' that type of flavor more than anything".

"When he's not able to do that he gets frustrated and I respect his frustration".

Embiid has been out since suffering a fractured orbital bone and concussion on March 28 versus the New York Knicks. How limited, and what happens if Spoelstra makes it really limited bears watching - not just for this series, but also as a prelude to a potential move away from Whiteside this summer (if Miami can find a taker for him). He underwent surgery to fix the fracture.

Embiid will have a few days to continue his recovery, as Game 3 will be played Thursday at American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Embiid, who averaged 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 63 games in the regular season, has cleared the NBA's concussion protocol.

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