Dwyane Wade stars as Miami Heat pull away late to thump Philadelphia 76ers - NBA Recap

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Dwyane Wade stars as Miami Heat pull away late to thump Philadelphia 76ers - NBA Recap
Both Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers entered this game with a 16-6 record in the season, but in the end, it was Miami which left the court with a win, the 8th in a row.
And they did it using a strong fourth quarter muscle.
The game was hung in balance by the end of the third frame with Heat ahead by only 4 points 67-63.
The game could have gone either way, but the Hewat started running and when they do that nobody can match them. It turned out to be a one way traffic in the end as Heat using two fierce runs, outscored the 76ers 32-16, to cruise
to a 20 point win.
The first of the two runs (12-5) came in the opening minutes of the frame that put Heat in a commanding position at 79-68. The 76ers scored three quick points to bring the deficit to single digits 71-79, however it was only short
lived, as Heat followed with a game deciding 15-0 spurt, capped by Dwyane Wade’s dunk to turn the game completely in their favour.
With almost 3 minutes remaining in the game, the task of eliminating a 20 plus point deficit was almost impossible and by the final buzzer, as was expected, the Sixers were blown out.
Wade marshalled the Heat with a game high 26 points on 6 for 8 from the charity stripe and 5 boards while LeBron James nearly missed a triple-double (19 points, 12 boards and 8 assists). Mario Chalmers pounded 13 points on 5 for
8 from the floor and 7 boards while Chris Bosh and the reserve Mike Miller both netted 12 apiece.
"Tonight was probably the best game from start to finish, as far as playing hard and communicating on both ends, that we had all season," James said. "So it was a good win."
Thaddeus Young paced the 76ers with 16 points on 7 for 14 from the floor while Jodie Meeks and Louis Williams both finished with 13 points each. Jrue Holiday gathered 11 points and distributed 7 assists and Andre Iguodala tallied
10 points.
"They started to crank it up and we took a few bad shots," Young said. "We went cold and didn't play together. We knew there would be some rough times, but we'll be OK. We know we're a good team. There won't be any heads down."
76ers shot a meagre 39.5% from the floor and were outrebounded by Heat 38-47.



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