Coach Doc Rivers called on his team to “fight for it!” at a party during the fourth. The 76ers just fell.
The Heat is thrilled with the NBA Championship, which is still in play. Max Strus scored 20 points and 11 rebounds. Even another bad night from the 3-point range – Miami missed 21 of 28 attempts – didn’t matter.
Embid once again gutted the post-season game in a mask (fracture of the right orbit) and with torn ligaments of the thumb of his right hand after last week he came back after a concussion just last week. He held on to the back of his head after knocking her to the court after falling at the end of the second quarter. In the first half, Embid still played 22 minutes and scored 14 points.
Embid missed the first two games of the series when he recovered from a concussion. The Sixers lost both games in Miami. Could a healthy Embid change anything? Maybe not, but it’s still a sudden end to the All-Star Game that hasn’t yet tried the conference final.