76ers Shoot For 2-0 Playoff Lead Against Miami

Matt Leon
April 16, 2018 - 2:23 pm
Sixers vs Heat

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia 76ers will look to take a 2-0 lead on the Miami Heat Monday night in their first-round playoff series when the two teams battle again at the Wells Fargo Center.

Brett Brown's squad won the series opener on Saturday night, 130-103 in South Philadelphia. Philadelphia actually trailed by four points at halftime before outscoring Miami 74-43 over the final 24 minutes to win easily.

Center Joel Embiid did not play in Game #1 and he will sit out Game #2 as well. Embiid has cleared concussion protocol, but he is still working his way back from that fractured orbital bone. He has been sidelined since late March. 

The Sixers shot 64.3% from three in Game #1 making a franchise playoff-record 18 shots from behind the arc.

KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon spoke with Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice.com ...

...and the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sarah Todd about Game #2 and what to look for.

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