Embiid and the 76ers face the Heat
Philadelphia 76ers (39-21, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (33-29, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Miami Heat. Embiid is second in the league averaging 33.0 points per game.
The Heat are 16-19 in Eastern Conference games. Miami has a 13-7 record in one-possession games.
The 76ers are 22-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia ranks second in the Eastern Conference shooting 38.3% from downtown. PJ Tucker leads the 76ers shooting 42.6% from 3-point range.
The teams square off for the second time this season. The Heat won the last meeting 101-99 on Feb. 28. Jimmy Butler scored 23 points to help lead the Heat to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Butler is scoring 21.9 points per game with 5.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Heat. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals over the past 10 games for Miami.
Embiid is scoring 33.0 points per game and averaging 10.4 rebounds for the 76ers. James Harden is averaging 20.3 points and 5.5 rebounds over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 4-6, averaging 105.5 points, 41.0 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.1 points per game.
76ers: 6-4, averaging 111.0 points, 40.1 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.7 points.
INJURIES: Heat: Kyle Lowry: out (knee), Nikola Jovic: out (back), Omer Yurtseven: out (ankle).
76ers: Dewayne Dedmon: out (hip).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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