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Playoff Preview: Heat out to limit brotherly love against Sixers

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The Heat start their playoff journey in Philadelphia tonight at 8PM.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Game Story:

Finally the playoffs are here! The Heat are in for a challenge as they head to the city of brotherly love to take on a surging Sixers team. Miami and Philly have been at each other’s throats all season. The Heat and Sixers split the season series, with Miami keeping things uncomfortably close for Philly’s wins. Miami needs to bring their unwavering grittiness into this series and make things very difficult for Philly. It’s not going to be easy, but the Heat can out work Philidelphia.

Tonight is a must win, with Joel Embiid being confirmed out.

Probable Starters:


  • Josh Richardson
  • James Johnson
  • Hassan Whiteside
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Goran Dragić


  • Robert Covington
  • Dario Saric
  • Amir Johnson
  • Marco Belinelli
  • Ben Simmons

Broadcast Info:

  • TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, Tony Fiorentino, Jason Jackson); ESPN (Mark Jones, Hubie Brown, Israel Gutierrez)
  • Radio: The Ticket 790 AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, John Crotty)
  • Spanish Radio: WRTO Mix 98.3 FM (José Pañeda)

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