And the Sixers certainly got a big boost from the return of their star seven-footer, Joel Embiid.
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Embiid then took over with a bank shot from the top of the key and a trey for a 117-105 advantage with 4:25 left.
Zorro handled the sword with the same brilliance that Eric Clapton tickles the guitar.
Among those in the sold-out crowd were former Heat point guards Mario Chalmers and Jason Williams, the starters on Miami's three National Basketball Association championship teams.
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MLB .TV subscribers will be directed to watch the game on Facebook or to the radio broadcasts from Toronto and Kansas City. A Jorge Soler home run in the eighth - his first of the year and first since July 1 of last season - went for naught.
Embiid has missed the last 10 games while recovering from a concussion and surgery to fix a fractured orbital bone around his left eye.
Although he's required to wear a protective mask until it's fully healed, there's always a risk of re-injury, which could derail the bright future of the club. The over is 6-1 in the last seven Miami games against an opponent with a winning percentage over.600. Each team received three technical fouls.
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But like natural gas, those keys to victory proved unsustainable. Whiteside, by contrast, had a single basket in yet another foul-filled performance, closing with five points and two rebounds. Josh Richardson scored 14 points, James Johnson contributed 12 and Tyler Johnson had 10.
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The bottom-placed Baggies have been in free fall for much of the season, winning just four games. Fellow defenders Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez returned to coaching this week after damage.
Meanwhile, all Sixers starters scored in double figures. The 36-year-old shot 2-of-10 and finished with eight points, five assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block, and four turnovers in 25 minutes. Philadelphia's opening lineup was rounded out by Dario Saric and Robert Covington at forward, J.J. Redick and Ben Simmons at guard.
Asked if he would be coaching on Sunday Messina said, "We don't know, we will talk, we will see". "We do not want this to be a crawl". That's definitely in their wheelhouse. I was kind of sad that I couldn't play in that first at home because we have a special connection.
"It's clear that the first game and the third game were played on their terms", Spoelstra told reporters after the game. The 66.6 percent success rate is a reflection of his ability to make the necessary in-between adjustments. The Warriors held a 26-23 lead after the first and extended it to six points by halftime, 52-46. "He has a way of drawing fouls, and it's not just in the post".
Embiid's arrival created major matchup problems for Miami. "I'm going to keep trusting Coach's decision-making". "I love attacking. I love going to the free-throw line". I love being physical.
"It felt great", Embiid said. "You can still be physical and play smart".
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With a 2-0 series lead against Portland , that could come in the form of a second-round matchup against the very same Warriors. New Orleans has hammered them at every turn and their demolition in Game 3 proved that the Pelicans are motivated and focused.
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