The Miami Heat earned a 106-92 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in game one of their second-round series.
With Sixers’ star center Joel Embiid being out due to an orbital fracture in his face (Embiid is also out Game 2 as well), the Heat weren’t going to sit around and feel bad for Philadelphia; they took it straight to Doc Rivers’ squad and earned the Game 1 victory.
Tyler Herro led the way for the Miami Heat with 25 points, scoring his 25 on 9-for-17 shooting from the field (4-for-6 from behind the three-point line). Herro also grabbed a rebound and dished out seven assists. All off of the bench.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had high praise for Herro during the postgame press conference.
“He’s a worker,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s relentless.”
Bam Adebayo scored 24 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field. Adebayo also grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out four assists. Adebayo also went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. Adebayo summed up simply his Game 1 effort during postgame.
“I feel like I was just making plays. It’s the playoffs. First to four.”
More Heat Contributions
- Jimmy Butler scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out three assists.
- P.J. Tucker scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
- Gabe Vincent scored 10 points, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out three assists.
Game 2 of this second-round series is Wednesday, 5/4 in Miami.
Tip-off from the FTX Arena is at 7:30 pm.