When Jimmy Butler made the decision to go to Miami he was criticized. Some wondered why he would leave a potential title contender in Philadelphia for a team that just missed the playoffs the season prior. Was there tension between Butler and his Sixers teammates? Or maybe Butler just wanted to be the guy in Miami.
Unlike the previous matchup, this game was wrapped up after three quarters. After leading the Philadelphia 76ers by four at the half, the Miami Heat scored 41 points in the third period to take a 20-point lead into the fourth. And Miami never looked back finishing the game with a 137-106 victory. Miami now improves their season record to 34-15.
Here are my thoughts on Monday’s game against the 76ers.
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The top of the Eastern Conference is tough. After going down to the wire against the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat found themselves in a similar situation against the Philadelphia 76ers. And just like the Pacers game, Miami found a way to come away with the victory. With a Tobias Harris missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, the Heat escaped with a 117-116 win to improve to 24-8 on the season.
Here are my takeaways from Saturday’s home win vs the 76ers.
The Miami Heat are now responsible for handling the Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Toronto Raptors their first home losses. After struggling against the Heat’s zone defense, the Sixers finally figured out the zone, charging all the way back to within two points. Al Horford’s three-point attempt with 4.8 seconds left fell short, and the Heat came away with a 108-104 win. The win improves the Heat’s season record to 20-8.