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Open Game Thread #18- Game 54: Sixers @ Heat

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Miami Heat 08-09 Game #55
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27-26
28-25
American Airlines Arena
February 21st, 2009, 3:30 PM
TV: Sun Sports, Radio: 940 AM
Probable starters:
Andre Miller PG Mario Chalmers
Willie Green SG Dwyane Wade
Andre Iguodala SF Jamario Moon
Thaddeus Young PF Udonis Haslem
Samuel Dalembert C Jermaine O'Neal

Despite being a random Saturday afternoon in February, today's game is a big one boys & girls. Both teams desperately need this win, but if we are talking in terms of desperation i would expect Philly, losers of 2 straight, to come out with a bit more.

When these teams met in Philly a few weeks ago, I talked about Philly's lack of depth, and then their bench came out and owned us, outscoring the Heat 41-21. Also in that game our defense was terrible. Instead of geting bodies in front of the quick moving Philly offense, there was a lot of hacking and reaching going on, which led to the Sixers going 30-of-36 from the line.

Heat Home Record: 17-10 (lost 2)

Sixers Road Record: 10-14