When the series began early last week, the Sixers found themselves in a difficult position as their star center Joel Embiid was unavailable due to a fractured orbit and concussion.
Without Embiid, the Sixers struggled and found themselves short of consecutive games to open the series. With an 0-2 start, the 76ers had a chance to return home and play in front of their home crowd for the first time.
In Games 3 and 4, the Sixers turned things around. With back-to-back wins, the Sixers tied the streak before returning to Miami on Tuesday night.
Even with a healthy squad, the Sixers couldn’t defeat the Heat in Miami. In fact, they suffered their toughest loss of the playoffs as they dropped nearly 40 points. With this loss, the Sixers are in a tough spot, as losing Game 6 at home would end their playoff series.
However, the Sixers could force Game 7 in Miami this coming weekend with a win. Do you plan to tune in to watch the Sixers and the Heat face off for Game 6? Here’s everything you need to know!
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Weather: 7:00 p.m. ET.
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Location: Wells Fargo Center
How to watch
TV broadcast: ESPN
76ers Listen to: 97.5 The Fanatic
Warmth Listening: 790 The Ticket
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Spread: Sixers -2.5
Money line: PHI -133, MIA +110
Total O/U: 207.5
*All ratings provided by IF sports betting
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