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NBA Playoffs Game 1: Heat vs. Sixers- Pregame Notes and Game Thread

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Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Game #1

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April 16th, 2011
American Airlines Arena
3:30 PM
TV: ABC Radio: 1080 AM
Probable Starters
Jrue Holiday
PG Mike Bibby
Jodie Meeks
SG Dwyane Wade
Andre Iguodala SF LeBron James
Elton Brand
PF Chris Bosh
Spencer Hawes
C Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Game Notes after the jump...


  • Miami went 3-0 against the Sixers this season. They won each game by an average of 10.3 points.
  • Dwyane Wade led the Heat in scoring in each game against the 76ers this season, including a 39-point effort in their last meeting on March 21st. He averaged 30.7 points per game on 52% shooting.
  • In that game on 3/21 Philly led by as many as 16 points before Wade took over in the 4th quarter. He scored 18 of his 39 points in the final 12 minutes while the whole Sixers team managed just 17.
  • The Heat closed out the season winning 15 of their last 18 games.
  • Philly had a pretty crazy season starting the year just 3-13, then going 37-23 to get themselves into a playoff position. Closing out the season didn't prove to be as easy for the Sixers; they lost 5 of their last 6.
  • Udonis Haslem (foot) is doubtful for Miami while Erick Dampier (knee) and Mike Miller (ankle, thumb) are probable.
  • As for the 76ers, Andre Iguodala (knee) and Lou Williams (hamstring) are probable.

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