Wade on fire as Heat burn 76ers

Sixers grab 1-0 series lead over Heat in first playoff win in six years

Sixers vs. Heat Game 2: Why it will be a shootout

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

Goran Dragic scored 20 points and James Johnson added 18 points for the Heat.

Wade controlled the tempo of the second quarter during Monday night's Game 2 and poured in 21 points before halftime to help send Miami into the locker room with a 56-42 lead.

The Heat fell to the Philadelphia 76ers last Saturday 130-103 in Game 1 of the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. However, crucial misses eventually led to Wade burying multiple buckets to seal the game late on.

After Monday's game, Embiid took to Instagram to vent his frustrations, writing, "F--ing sick and exhausted of being babied". "I just want the green light to play". "I wish more than anything that I was out there".

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Embiid has been sidelined since March 28 after suffering a broken orbital bone and concussion in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz.

"When he's not able to do that he gets frustrated and I respect his frustration". 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). "Well, we felt them, they did not feel us". The Cameroonian since underwent surgery and cleared the concussion protocol but was chosen to be rested by Brown on Monday as a precaution as it was "what's best for Joel's health".

Internally, there is optimism that Embiid will return when the series is in Miami, though it's unclear if that will be for Game 3 on Thursday, according to sources.

The 7-foot forward had 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals in a 113-103 victory over hometown Philadelphia in Game 2 on Monday.

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