Sixers' Joel Embiid doubtful to play In Game 3 vs. Heat

Although Wade only delivered 11 points in Game 1, his 28 point contribution in Game 2 lead the Heat to their first win of the postseason series.

76ers was awful from 3-point range in its loss to Heat, hitting only 7-of-36 shots (19 percent), including only two 3s in 18 attempts in the first half.

"We have two rookies on our team, obviously a couple guys in their second year". "That's what defines Dwyane Wade".

Saric has always been a voice of reason when the Sixers lose, suggesting a return to basics, and to play with more physicality.

Sixers head coach Brett Brown sympathized with Embiid after being told of the IG post, telling reporters the comments are "born out of him wanting to be with his team".

"When he is not able to do that he gets frustrated". "It's only his second year".

J.J. Redick, who has been in the playoffs every year since 2007, insisted that the Heat was no more rugged than the usual National Basketball Association postseason team.

Wade set the Heat's record for most points in a playoff game by a bench player. Furthermore, the way they beat up on the Heat in Game 1, handing them a 130-103 beating, left many offshore sportsbook players confident that Philly would close up the series rather quickly. "We have to figure out a way to play the game at our pace". "And I think our guys have been excellent on both sides".

"I play the game for these moments", Wade said. Nothing came easy for the Turkish big man in only his fourth start of the season, but he still totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds on 7-10 shooting from the field.

When Embiid does get back into the lineup - whether that's Thursday or Saturday - Brown expects him to make an immediate impact on defense.

"I think defensively, he immediately comes in and changes the landscape", Brown said. "What i can say is there is a very unified effort with his representation and the people around him. with the people that did the operation, the doctors, with our medical staff, with the team, with me, (and with) the coaching staff".

Embiid can be re-evaluated Thursday morning at the team's pregame shootaround shootaround. "That's a feeling I hope my son feels one day".

Wade's comments about the comedian continued after the game when he spoke to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"The ball has to go in the basket", Popovich said.

  • Julie Sanders