Justise Winslow Stepping On Joel Embiid's Mask May Have Backfired

Whiteside is averaging just 3.7 points in 13 minutes per game during the first three games of the playoffs.

The 76ers have one more game in Miami before traveling back home for Game 5 on April 24, a potential closeout game.

The 6-foot-10 Mirotic, acquired in a midseason trade after DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending Achilles tear, made 12 of 15 shots, scoring on everything from quick-release 3-pointers to cutting dunks and fast-break layups.

MIAMI (AP) - Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask.

"It was hard, but it wasn't as painful because I knew we were winning", Embiid told ESPN regarding his absence after the Sixers" 128-108 Eastern Conference Game 3 win over the Heat to take a 2-1 series lead.

Saric's contributions were particularly valuable Thursday in Miami, where, following a 1 for 4 start from the field, he helped punctuate the Sixers' strong finish.

"That's what I live for, finding these type of moments", Embiid said. Charania adds that Embiid will likely wear a mask and goggles, although there has been no word from the National Basketball Association if the league has approved the black mask Embiid has been training in. "I'll spend some time working that out in the next day in a half".

"He kept throwing [his mask] on the ground". The Sixers shot 52 percent in the frame, while holding the Heat to 26 percent from the floor. "We saw something in Game 2 and then we saw something in Game 3. That is classic Dwyane Wade".

Embiid, who missed the first two games of the series because of his injury, made his playoff debut Thursday and finished with 23 points. Of course, the loss was by no means Wade's fault.

Goran Dragic scored 23 points for Miami, which got 19 from Justise Winslow and 14 from Josh Richardson. In regards to Thursday, Embiid feels the Sixers were more physical than Miami.

Winslow and the Heat will look to even the series up again this Saturday. "It changes things, for sure". Will Philadelphia leave Miami with another win and a commanding series win this afternoon?

Anthony Davis had 28 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, who are hoping to reach the second round of the postseason for the first time since 2008. Expect those trends to continue. "And I'm gonna be a nightmare for them, too".

For three quarters, the game had been played inside a phone booth, with two tough and physical teams scrapping and clawing for every inch of breathing room and separation.

Like late at night at the Sixers' training complex time. In the final five-plus minutes, Embiid drilled a fade-away jumper off the glass, knocked down a 3-pointer, blocked a shot and sent in a pair of free throws, before checking out with his team up 16 points.

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