76ers stay hot, beat the Heat 109-98, have won 9 of last 10 games
I have zero problem being wrong about the Philadelphia 76ers last night in Miami. Entering the night on the second leg of a back-to-back, the Sixers turned it on in the third quarter, erasing a 13-point deficit to win 109-98 against the Heat.
In shocking news to absolutely no one, Joel Embiid stayed in MVP-form, scoring 32 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
Tobias Harris and Seth Curry remained incredibly efficient last night. Harris scored 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the floor. Harris was confident from beyond the arc and connected on 3-of-3 shots from three point range. Seth Curry, man. Inspirational. Curry finished the night with 21 points and five assists. He was on fire from three point range connecting on 5-of-9 attempts.
The 76ers defense held Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry to 3-of-22 shooting from the floor. Tyrese Maxey didn’t light up the scoreboard, but his defense and Thybulle-like block in the fourth quarter was the definitely highlight material.
Off the bench, Georges Niang drained three shots from beyond the arc in the fourth quarter to help close out the game for the Sixers.
The 76ers have now won 9 of their last 10 games and improve to 25-17 on the season, fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Tomorrow, we have an afternoon game on Martin Luther King Day, with the Sixers in D.C. to face the Washington Wizards at 2pm.