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Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers Pick & Prediction JAN 14TH 2021

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Miami vs. Philadelphia Recap JAN 14TH 2021

Tobias Harris scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Ben Simmons scored 21 points and the host Philadelphia 76ers held off the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday.

Boban Marjanovic had 19 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season while Jimmy Butler added 18 points. JJ Redick contributed 13 as the Sixers won without injured All-Star center Joel Embiid and reserve forward Furkan Korkmaz.

Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 19 points while Dion Waiters added 18 and Kelly Olynyk had 15.

Guard Goran Dragic, who appears to be getting close to return from a knee injury, was listed as inactive.

Marjanovic had a strong first quarter with 11 points and seven rebounds as the Sixers bolted to a 29-21 lead.

Wade kept the Heat close with 11 points as they trailed 57-50 at halftime.

The Sixers were led all half by Marjanovic, who knocked down all six of his shots and had 16 points and eight rebounds at the half.

The Heat committed only three turnovers but continued to put the Sixers on the-free throw line with fouls. The Sixers were 16 of 22 from the free throw line.

Hassan Whiteside made a short runner in the lane, and Olynyk knocked down a 3-pointer to tie the game at 61 with 7:30 left in the third.

Justise Winslow's short jumper with 4:30 left in the third gave the Heat a 69-65 advantage.

The Heat went ahead without forward James Johnson, who sustained a left shoulder injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Simmons scored eight straight points late in the third, but the Sixers were behind 75-73 at the end of the quarter.

Down 90-88, Redick and Harris each hit a 3-pointer and Simmons finished an alley-oop for a 96-90 Sixers lead with 5:01 left.

The Heat responded as Josh Richardson drained a trey from the top of the key to close within 96-95 with 3:39 remaining. Wade then made a turnaround jumper, and the Heat went back in front 97-96.

Redick's difficult, twisting 3-pointer with 1:04 left pushed the Sixers ahead 103-99, and they held on from there..

--Field Level Media


Shake Milton scored a season-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 18 and the host Philadelphia 76ers had little trouble dispatching the depleted Miami Heat 125-108 on Thursday.

Ben Simmons bounced back from a subpar game Tuesday to post his 30th career triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Simmons reached the milestone in just his 228th career game, as he became the third-fastest in NBA history -- behind Oscar Robertson (75 games) and Magic Johnson (190) -- to hit the mark.

Tyrese Maxey contributed 15 points and Danny Green and Isaiah Joe had 12 apiece for the Sixers, who also ousted the Heat two nights earlier.

Joel Embiid had only nine points and five rebounds in 24 minutes.

The Sixers received a big boost with the return of Milton, Harris and Matisse Thybulle (eight points, four steals) from contact tracing. Seth Curry still remains out.

Duncan Robinson led the Heat with 22 points, Gabe Vincent added 21 and Tyler Herro had 17. Precious Achiuwa had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double.

The Heat had only eight available players once again and remained without standouts such as Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn, among others.

The Sixers shot 65 percent and finished the first quarter on a 14-1 run to take a 38-30 lead.

Simmons threw down a dunk with 4:48 left in the second for a 61-47 advantage.

Milton hit his first six shots and had 19 by halftime, when Philadelphia led, 73-58

When Simmons capped an 8-0 run with an offensive rebound and dunk, the Sixers moved ahead 86-66 midway through the third. Green then followed with a 3-pointer and Harris added a dunk for a 25-point lead, 91-66.

Miami briefly cut the deficit to 15 early in the fourth.

But the Sixers quickly extended their advantage to 109-86 when Joe hit a deep 3-pointer with a little more than eight minutes remaining.

The 23-point lead was more than enough of a cushion to propel the Sixers to victory.

--Field Level Media

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Philadelphia 76ers125.706 9-13-4114.3110.2L16-0-4
Brooklyn Nets108.556 8-42-4120.3116.8L26-0-4
Boston Celtics96.600 5-24-4112.6110.4L36-0-4
New York Knicks810.444 3-45-6101.9103.6L23-0-7
Toronto Raptors79.438 5-32-6110.3108.3L16-0-4
Milwaukee Bucks106.625 7-23-4120.1111.0L27-0-3
Indiana Pacers97.563 5-54-2112.6111.0L15-0-5
Cleveland Cavaliers88.500 5-33-5104.3108.8L14-0-6
Chicago Bulls79.438 2-45-5116.1118.2L15-0-5
Detroit Pistons313.188 2-71-6108.9113.6L42-0-8

Western Conference

Utah Jazz124.750 5-27-2113.2106.1L28-0-2
Portland Trail Blazers96.600 5-44-2114.9115.7L16-0-4
Denver Nuggets97.563 4-55-2116.8112.6L17-0-3
Oklahoma City Thunder69.400 1-55-4105.3112.8L34-0-6
Minnesota Timberwolves411.267 3-61-5107.1115.8L42-0-8
Los Angeles Clippers134.765 8-25-2114.8107.2L18-0-2
Los Angeles Lakers134.765 4-49-0114.3104.3L18-0-2
Phoenix Suns87.533 3-35-4111.1109.0L24-0-6
Golden State Warriors88.500 5-43-4111.5115.1L25-0-5
Sacramento Kings610.375 5-61-4112.4121.2L43-0-7

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Charlotte Hornets79.438 3-44-5107.8108.8L45-0-5
Orlando Magic710.412 3-44-6104.8110.2L22-0-8
Miami Heat69.400 4-32-6109.3113.1L24-0-6
Washington Wizards39.250 1-52-4118.8121.3L13-0-7

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Last Injuries

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Mike Scott

    Early Feb | out

    Scott is out of commission with right knee soreness, and he is not expected to return until the beginning of February.

  • Joel Embiid

    Out Mon | out

    Embiid is tending to back tightness, and will not face the Pistons on Monday.

  • Vincent Poirier

    Out indefinitely | out

    Poirier is going through the NBA'S health and safety protocol, and he will miss an extended period.

  • Joel Embiid

    Prob Sat | probable

    Embiid is managing back tightness, but it is likely that he will face the Pistons on Saturday.

  • Seth Curry

    Out indefinitely | out

    Curry is sidelined with left ankle soreness. He has also tested positive for COVID-19, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Joel Embiid

    Prob Wed | probable

    Embiid is sidelined with a right knee pain, but he is expected to return Wednesday against the Celtics.

  • Ben Simmons

    Prob Sat | probable

    Simmons is expected to play against the Grizzlies on Saturday despite a left knee injury.

  • Matisse Thybulle

    Prob Thurs | probable

    Thybulle has sat out the last three games as he is enrolled in the NBA's health and safety protocols, but it is projected that he will take on the Heat on Thursday.

Miami Heat

  • Chris Silva

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Silva has missed the last two games with a strain in his left hip, and it is unknown if he will be active for Monday's matchup with the Nets.

  • Meyers Leonard

    Out indefinitely | out

    Leonard has been idle with a shoulder strain, and he is without a definitive timetable for recovery.

  • Tyler Herro

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Herro has missed the previous four games due to back spasms, and it remains to be seen if he will suit up Monday versus the Nets.

  • Jimmy Butler

    Out indefinitely | out

    Butler is sidelined while going through the league's health and safety protocols, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Maurice Harkless

    Out Mon | out

    Harkless was forced from the previous game with a bruised right thigh, and he will not be available against the Nets on Monday.

  • Goran Dragic

    Prob Mon | probable

    Dragic is bothered by a bruised right foot, but he is expected to be active against the Nets on Monday.

  • Avery Bradley

    Out indefinitely | out

    Bradley is out of commission while going through the league's health and safety protocols, and it is unknown how long he will be debilitated.

  • Gabe Vincent

    Prob Sat | probable

    Vincent sat out the previous contest due to right knee soreness, but it is likely that he will take the court against the Nets on Saturday.