PHIDALEPHIA, Pennsylvania — Down 16 in the first period, no problem for three-time NBA Champion and Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who scored 28 points to even the series at 1-1, as Miami took game two 113-103.
“It’s just in my DNA,” Wade said. “I love the stage.”
The 36-year-old Wade went H.A.M in the second quarter, nailing 11 of 17 shots – putting on a show before putting the 76ers away in the fourth. Wade made his first seven shots of the game, surpassing Larry Bird for 10th on the NBA’s career postseason scoring list.
“I saw moments,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s what defines Dwyane Wade.”
The Miami Heat snapped the 76ers’ 17-game winning streak on Monday night. Goran Dragic scored 20 points and James Johnson had 18 for the Heat.
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The 76ers Ben Simmons led the way with 24 points and Dario Saric had 23.
“I hate this feeling but maybe it’s a good reminder for everybody for next game to lock in,” Simmons said.
Game 3 is Thursday.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports
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