And not just on the court.
Both teams have notable celebrity fans, with DJ Khaled repping Miami, and Kevin Hart showing out for Philly. And you better believe they have faith in their respective squads.
Khaled has not given up on his Heat even as they face a 3-1 series deficit, telling TMZ Sports that nobody should count out a franchise with rings (not to mention the fact that three-time champion Dwyane Wade has had some vintage performances thus far): "You gotta always respect a champion."
When Hart was informed of Khaled's pro-Heat talk, he was having none of it. He went as far as calling talk of a Miami comeback "blasphemy."
"It's a ridiculous conversation at this point and time in my life," Hart told TMZ. "Anything negative about the Sixers is ridiculous right now. It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous!"
Hart was just having fun, as he has been known to do, while defending his team.
"Honestly, I'm not going to jinx myself or my team or my city," the Philadelphia-born comedian added. "If we go to the second round, it's an accomplishment. Getting out of the second round is another accomplishment. Right now, I'm focused on getting out of the first round."
Perhaps Hart has learned his lesson from trash-talking this series.