NBA 2022: Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Live Stream Free Broadcast NBA Paly-offs Game 3 odds Friday, May 6, 2022
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With the series moving to Philly, there is still no clear picture of whether the NBA’s regular-season scoring champ will suit up, or how effective he can be if he does. Also, expected to miss yet another game is Miami point guard Kyle Lowry, a Philly native
On Friday, the 76ers announced that Embiid had cleared concussion protocol and participated in the team's morning shootaround.
MATCH Info :
Live : Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat
When: Friday, May 6, 2022 | 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
However, Embiid remains listed as out and he still has what coach Doc Rivers called "hurdles to clear" -- including an orbital fracture and torn thumb ligament -- but his status could change before tip-off Friday night.
Miami won't be caught off guard if the Philadelphia star returns after missing the first two games of the series.
On the other hand, the Miami Heat team arrive here after winning their last game against the Philadelphia 76ers by 119 103, and the top performers for the Miami Heat team in that game were Embiid passing concussion protocols clears one hurdle for his return but he still must be cleared to play with the facial fracture, which would require him to wear a mask when on the court.
The first couple of games has shown us that the 76ers have no real chance to compete in the series without their top dog. Heck, even with him, it is hard to like their chances against a very physical, experienced Miami team.
Miami has been showing impressive performance this postseason. In their seven playoff games, the team outscored their opponents by 13.2 points per 100 possessions. The Heat secured 119.7 points per 100 possessions in their last two encounters against Philadelphia.
Ranking in the top six of the NBA in 3-pointers per game, 3-point accuracy, free-throw accuracy and assist rate during the regular season, the Heat also fortifies their defense. This season, they allow only 44 percent shooting and 34.1 percent from 3-point distance in the playoffs. However, the team might be playing without Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry, Max Strus, and P.J. Tucker due to injuries.
Losing MVP finalist C Joel Embiid to a facial fracture, the Sixers have been struggling despite securing an elite figure at 115.4 points per 100 possessions in the postseason. The team also secured the position in the NBA’s top four for its free-throw accuracy, free-throw creation, turnovers per game and live-ball turnovers per game.
Philadelphia has been showing apparent strengths on offense. In addition, they have been scoring above the league average in assists allowed and free throw attempts allowed in terms of defense.