Jimmy Butler,Paul Reed
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives to the basket as Philadelphia 76ers forward Paul Reed (44) defends, during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)


Kyle Barrette

Congrats if you tailed off last night. That had to be one of the most epic and improbable comebacks I have ever seen. All the crazy stats are coming out, but one I did hear was that the Mets had never won a game trailing by six runs going into the ninth inning in the history of the franchise. Congrats on making history and let’s get back to today. We’re staying in Philly but going to the Hardwood. Look, I don’t care if Embiid gets the MVP tonight, the Heat are winning this series and will likely sweep the Sixers.

Make a new face for Embiid and have him go through concussion protocol. I don’t care, the Heat are still taking this series. The most Philadelphia has scored is 103. The Sixers’ defense is not good enough to hold Miami below that threshold. The problem lies in the fact that everyone is used to playing a role around Embiid and now Harden, but no one can elevate to that next level and help take over a game. The fact that Miami can now focus on Harden by himself and make the role players beat them is genius, and we see that it is working to perfection. If Philly wants to take a game, Harden needs to find that extra gear that will make everyone fear the beard.

I feel like this is the most slept on one seed in a while. This team can beat you from so many different angles and has everything clicking at the right time. On top of that, they have been doing this without Lowry and have slowly been ramping up Oladipo. We said when the playoffs started that the Heat had the absolute easiest path to the conference finals. Now the only real threat they have is whoever is going to be left after the Celtics and the Bucks are done ripping each other apart. 

Heat vs 76ers Pick: Heat ML
Philly just doesn’t have an answer to what the Heat are doing defensively. The Sixers being home doesn’t change the fact that the Sixers are outmatched here. Take the Heat Money Line.

Same Game Parlay:
Heat ML, Tyrese Maxey First Basket, Jimmy Butler Over 21.5 Pts, Bam Adebayo Over 18.5 Pts, Bam Adebayo to record 10+ rebounds and Tyrese maxey Over 23.5 Pts.

SGP Odds +12138 

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