2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
52-30, 3rd in Atlantic
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2hIan Begley

76ers, Heat feud over garbage-time layups

Sixers center Joel Embiid said he was "pissed" about Goran Dragic's layup at the end of Game 2, and the bad blood over garbage-time hoops continued Thursday, when Dario Saric attempted a layup with four seconds left and Philly up by 19.

Masked man shines in 76ers' win (1:03)
Embiid says he's going to be a 'nightmare' for Miami (0:43)
Embiid calls playing with mask 'annoying' (1:31)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid said he was "pi—ed" about Goran Dragic taking a layup at the end of the Heat's blowout win in Game 2. He was happy to see Dario Saric go for a layup at the end of Game 3. "We're not here to make friends."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid says he's not sure how long he'll have to wear the mask but he thinks it could be about 8 weeks, which is the amount of time the orbital bone fracture will take to fully heal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid: "I feel like I'm the best defensive player in the league."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid on playing his first playoff game: "I've been here, went through everything .. to be able to be in this position, I'm really happy for coach (Brett Brown). We finally have a team."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On Justise Winslow stepping on his goggles, Joel Embiid said he has about ‘50' pairs and it's going to take more than that from the Heat to get him out of the series.

Embiid's return sparks 76ers past Heat (1:17)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid said it was ‘annoying' to wear the mask but was happy with how he played. "I'm going to be a nightmare for them," he said of the Heat.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about stepping on Joel Embiid's goggles, Justise Winslow said he was talking trash with Embiid all night and says there is ‘no love lost' between the two. Sounds like they were having fun with eachother.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Hassan Whiteside had five points, two rebounds and four fouls in 13 minutes in Game 3. He had just two points in Game 1 and four points in Game 2. Erik Spoelstra says it's on him to get Whiteside going.

Redick on mask: 'Like a Patagonia windbreaker' (0:21)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Erik Spoelstra said Joel Embiid slowed the game down when necessary for Philadelphia and was able to draw fouls again and again against the Heat. He says Miami can have better technique in defending Embiid to defend him without fouling.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown has no issue with Justise Winslow stepping on one of the goggles of Joel Embiid's mask. He chalks it up to the physical, competitive nature of the playoffs.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown lauds his defense for holding the Heat to 14 points in the fourth quarter and credits his group for moving the ball well amid physical play from the Heat (five Sixers had at least four assists).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown said he's ‘so proud' of Joel Embiid for how he played in Game 3, particularly because he hadn't played since March 28 and returned in the middle of a playoff series.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid: "I'm extremely happy. We've been going through this for the past 4 years and finally we have the team," the center told TNT after the Sixers' win. ".... Our goal is to go to the Finals so we actually have a pretty good chance, we have the talent."

5h

Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

A masked Joel Embiid scored 23 points in his postseason debut, Marco Belinelli and Dario Saric each added 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 128-108 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Sixers beat Miami by 20 in Game 3, which is significant. When a series is tied at 1, the winner of Game 3 has gone on to win that series a staggering 73 percent of the time.

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.87th
Rebounds Per Game47.41st
Assists Per Game27.12nd
Points Allowed105.311th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-185230.634
2016-172854.341
2015-161072.122
2014-151864.220
2013-141963.232