Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers: Eastern Conference Semi-Finals….

The Miami Heat will be up against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

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The Miami Heat made light work of Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks in their first-round series. Their defense has been absolutely sensational, and they have a very deep roster. As a result, they are the team to beat in the Eastern Conference, as they look to face the 76ers next.

Philadelphia 76ers on the other hand looked in good control against the Raptors but lost two straight games which gave them a scare. Coming against this Miami defense won’t be an easy task for them, and with Embiid possibly destined to miss the start of the series, the task got even tougher for Philly.

Injury Report:


Kyle Lowry PG Sat, Apr 30 Hamstring Game Time Decision
Jimmy Butler SF Sat, Apr 30 Knee Game Time Decision
P.J. Tucker PF Fri, Apr 29 Calf Game Time Decision
Caleb Martin SF Fri, Apr 29 Ankle Game Time Decision
Tyler Herro PG Fri, Apr 29 Illness Game Time Decision
Source: CBS Sports


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Joel Embiid C Fri, Apr 29 Face Expected to be out until at least May 4
Charles Bassey C Thu, Apr 28 Shoulder Game Time Decision
Source: CBS Sports

Players under the most pressure in this series:

With Joel Embiid set to miss the start of the series, all the pressure of the world will be on James Harden. The 76ers traded him from the Brooklyn Nets for such type of situations only. His legacy will be tarnished if he doesn’t step up and perform well for his team in this series against a solid defensive unit like Miami, which is definitely going to cause many problems for him.

Prediction for the Series:

  • Miami Heat to win the series in 6 games.

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