The Philadelphia 76ers came off on a high note in this week’s game. After a week-long break following the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, the Sixers took a 2-0 lead with major victories over the Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks.
On Wednesday night, he started the week with another matchup against the Knicks. Although they didn’t keep the same pace at the start of Wednesday’s game, a second-half rally allowed the Sixers to secure another comfortable win over New York, giving the Knicks a 2–2 draw in their regular-season series finale. .
After getting one night off, the Sixers returned to their home court on Friday night to face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time this season. The young Cavaliers made their way with the Sixers’ defense at the start of Friday’s game.
It looked like the Sixers were on course to take their first loss after coming back from the break, but Tyrese Maxi and his teammates had other plans in the second half. Once again, the Sixers bounced back and found a way to secure a thumping victory at home against a thriving Cleveland team. With that win, the Sixers moved up to 39–23 in the year.
Just after finishing Friday’s game, the Sixers boarded a flight to Miami. The 76ers will be ready to face first-seeded Miami Heat on the road on Saturday night, less than 24 hours after finishing Friday’s matchup. Earlier this year, the Sixers and the Heat split the regular season series with one win and one loss per team.
Who will find the shore on Saturday night?
key game notes
Sixers are currently on a five-match winning streak
The Heat have won eight of their last ten matches.
The Sixers are 8-2 in the last ten matches.
Against the Heat, the Sixers are 1-1 this season
The Sixers are 4-1 against Prasar in their last five games.
The totals in Philly’s last six matches are over
The Heat are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games
James Harden – Out
Charlie Brown – Out
Miles Powell – Out
Jaden Springer – Out
Kyle Lowry – Out
Markieff Morris – out
Victor Oladipo – out
Caleb Martin – Suspect
Jimmy Butler – Suspect
Max Strauss – Suspect
PJ Tucker – Suspect
Spread: Heat -4.5
money Line: Mia-213, PHI +175
Total O/U: 214.5
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Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Sports Illustrated. You can follow him on Twitter for live updates: @jegrasso_.