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Date: Friday, May 6, 2022.
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
After earning the top spot in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, Philadelphia stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Sixers opened with a lackluster 16-16 SU and 13-18-1 ATS stretch, while averaging just 105.4 OPPG during that span. But if we were to believe all the Harden cheerleaders who seemed to believe it was still 2017, this was supposed to be a transformational player the Sixers were acquiring from the Nets, a man who could steal you a game or two by himself in such a dire situation.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Embiid is listed as out for Game 3. However, progress could be made before the game that could change his availability.
The Sixers are currently listing Joel Embiid as out for Game 3, but there’s still progress that could be made to change his availability vs. Heat on Friday.
I’m thinking we might even see a little bounce for the man who general manager Daryl Morey obtained in the deal that unloaded Ben Simmons. If you’ll recall, the Sixers had to relinquish not just Simmons but sniper Seth Curry and backup big man Andre Drummond, two quite usable rotation pieces, as well as first-round NBA Draft choices both this summer (unprotected) and in 2027.
When we go home with the crowd on our side, we’ve got to hit first,” Maxey said after the 119-103 loss in Game 2. “Coach Doc said something in the locker room before the game about, ‘Let’s not be a counterpunching team tonight.’ I think that really hit home. We’ve got to go after them first and put them on their heels.”
Philadelphia is battling history, too.
Miami has taken a 2-0 lead in 18 previous series, including the first round this season against Atlanta, and won the matchup every time. The 76ers have dropped the first two games 19 previous times, never recovering to win the series.