Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
It's going to take one heck of a game from the Philadelphia 76ers to stop the Miami Heat's win streak at 16 games.
With the 76ers dropping 10 of their past 11 games, it's clear that their season is heading in the completely opposite direction.
Live updates after the break.
The Heat exploded in the 4th, even with LeBron James on the bench. That's a clear example of a great team just "turning it on."
The Heat outscored the 76ers 26 to 18 in the fourth quarter, en route to a 102-93 victory over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers.
LeBron James didn't play long in the fourth quarter, but when he did he made it count, with six points in less than four minutes of action.
The Heat were led by LeBron with 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. His production was supported with 22 points by Dwyane Wade and 12 points from Ray Allen off the bench.
The 76ers didn't go down without a fight, shooting 70 percent from the three-point line in the first half. Thaddeus Young had a great night with 25 points, and Spencer Hawes grabbed a double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
What was most impressive was the Heat's 10 offensive rebounds, which helped the Heat keep this one close until they exploded in the fourth.
The Heat now have a battle with the Indiana Pacers to look forward to on Sunday afternoon.
Miami's "small," except they can use some giant lineups (LeBron-Andersen-Bosh).— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 9, 2013
Dwyane Wade is obliterating the 76ers by himself in the 4th here.
Heat 97, 76ers 85—3:13 remaining in the 4th quarter
Holy 4th quarter by the Heat—outscored the 76ers 21-10 so far
Damien Wilkins with the steal and dunk. Heat still up by 10 points, so they probably don't care.
Heat 93, 76ers 83—4:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
Shane Battier just took a 2-point shot, his first in 45 attempts. It went in.â€” Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) March 9, 2013
There's only one way to describe the Heat's 17 to 6 fourth quarter run.
Chris Andersen with a 18-footer from the top of the key with about 15 left in the shot clock.
Interesting choice there by Bird Man. Definite heat check moment for the big man.
Heat 91, 76ers 81—6:05 remaining remaining in the 4th quarter
76ers are at their foul limit—not good news for the 76ers
Chris Andersen bringing some offensive board production off the bench. Just what they need from the Bird Man.
Heat 84, 76ers 77â€”9:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
LeBron with an impressive drive to the tin, gets fouled, and extends the Heat's lead to 5 points. Reminiscent of his game winner against the Magic.
Heat 82, Mavericks 77â€”10:09 remaining in the the 4th quarter
LeBron got popped in the throat, so naturally he hits a 3 to end the 3rd. 76-75 Heat (pending review)â€” Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) March 9, 2013
Dorrell Wrightâ€”14 points, 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. #DifferenceMaker
76ers 75, Heat 73â€”15.3 remaining in the 3rd quarter
The Heat were clearly looking ahead to their next game, and overlooked the 76ers. Weren't ready for their fast-paced play and opportunistic defense.
The biggest question now is whether the Heat can keep the lead when LeBron and Wade hit the bench.
Heat 67, 76ers 66â€”2:35 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Bosh's swat and three-point play give the Heat the lead for the first time since the 2nd quarter.
Heat 65, 76ers 64—3:45 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Chris Bosh with a BIG block on Spencer Hawesâ€”ignites the crowd for a split second.
76ers 64, Heat 62â€”5:00 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Easy bucket for LeBron, and we're all tied up in South Beach.
Heat 62, 76ers 62â€”5:25 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Just like that, you blink, and the Heat are within one bucket.
THIS is exactly why the Heat are so dangerous. They can play an awful game and still be within a single possession of you.
To be fair, getting offensive foul calls that are blatantly wrong, don't hurt either.
76ers 62, Heat 60â€”6:18 remaining in the 3rd quarter
The 76ers are one bucket away from blowing this one wide open. It's like the Heat are just toying with them.
If they toy with them long enough this one can get out of hand.
76ers 62, Heat 58â€”6:50 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Charles Jenkins extends the 76ers lead to nine points. I didn't think I'd be writing that tonight.
76ers 58, Heat 49â€”8:45 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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