Wade on fire as Heat burn 76ers

Wade on fire as Heat burn 76ers

Most importantly, Whiteside was minus-16, with much of that coming in Philadelphia's game-changing run to start the third quarter that put the Sixers ahead for good.

Kelly Olynyk of Kamloops has been a key cog for the Miami Heat through two games of their first-round NBA Eastern Conference playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers. But Wade helped the Heat finish it off. However, crucial misses eventually led to Wade burying multiple buckets to seal the game late on. I have a feeling that his role may stay limited until Joel Embiid returns.

After Monday's game, Embiid took to Instagram to vent his frustrations, writing, "F--ing sick and exhausted of being babied". "He [Embiid] just wants to play basketball, he wants to be with his team, he wants to play in front of the fans and he wants to see this through". And when he's not able to do that, he gets frustrated. Unable to reach an agreement, the team traded him to the Atlanta Hawks on February 22, 2017, with a 2017 second-round pick, for Tiago Splitter and two 2017 second-round picks.

Embiid has been sidelined since March 28 after suffering a broken orbital bone and concussion in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz. But instead of the lighthearted posts we've come to expect out of him, Embiid was furious on his Instagram Story.

Brown added before Game 2 that Embiid might participate in on-court work with coaching staff or players who are not in the regular rotation to build up his conditioning.

After tonight's game, the two teams will head to South Florida for Games 3 and 4 on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

Rookie of the Year candidate G/F Ben Simmons fell just short of a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists in the victory.