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Sixers take 2-1 lead over Miami

Sixers take 2-1 lead over Miami

The teams will now return to Philadelphia for Game 5 on Tuesday, where the Sixers will have a chance to close out their first playoff series victory since 2012.

Wade, the hero of the Heat's Game 2 victory with 28 points, scored 12 of his team-high 25 points in the fourth quarter on Saturday but it wasn't enough to overcome the Sixers' dominance on the glass or Miami's rough night at the foul line. Joel Embiid has been cleared to play for this game after suffereing an orbital fracture last month.

From there, Philadelphia came to life and put the Heat on the edge of their season with a 106-102 win in Game 4 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Embiid, with that added boost of confidence, produced 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 30 minutes.

Embiid dropped 23 points in the 76ers 128-108 win on Thursday, his first game back after surgery to fix a broken orbital bone around his left eye.

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In addition, Embiid made 10 of 15 free throws, wrapping up his highly successful National Basketball Association playoff debut. They turned the ball over 27 times, while Saric and Covington were hit with technical fouls in a chippy game.

Ben Simmons, the 76ers' star point guard, almost had a triple-double with 19 points, a game-high 12 rebounds and seven assists.

Embiid had a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter, which continued a trend.

"As far as the mask, Justise stepped on it and tried to break with his hands", Embiid said after the game. But it was Simmons who was the best player on the floor, who made all the right plays and who delivered Philadelphia a 3-1 series lead.


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