Sixers Lose To Heat As Joel Embiid Expresses Frustration

Sixers Lose To Heat As Joel Embiid Expresses Frustration

Most importantly, Whiteside was minus-16, with much of that coming in Philadelphia's game-changing run to start the third quarter that put the Sixers ahead for good.

Wade, who also had seven rebounds and three assists, was backed by 20 points from Goran Dragic and 18 points from James Johnson.

Any 76ers player or fan would have been disappointed with Monday's 113-103 loss to Miami in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs first round.

Wade's experience proved crucial throughout, inspiring a first-half fightback to wipe out the 76ers' early lead before shepherding Miami to the win in a nervy finale.

Wade controlled the tempo of the second quarter during Monday night's Game 2 and poured in 21 points before halftime to help send Miami into the locker room with a 56-42 lead.

After Monday's game, Embiid took to Instagram to vent his frustrations, writing, "F--ing sick and exhausted of being babied". For Joel Embiid, however, the defeat was especially bitter. "I felt tonight it was a really strong example of how you wished you had him", Brown told reporters. The All-Star center suffered a fractured orbital bone after taking an incidental shot from teammate Markelle Fultz on March 28. And when he's not able to do that, he gets frustrated. "It's born out of competitiveness and it's born out of him wanting to be with his team", he said. He underwent surgery to fix the fracture. He averages 22.9 points, 3.2 assists, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 63 games for the Sixers this season and will be crucial in their attempts to win a first National Basketball Association championship since 1983.

Internally, there is optimism that Embiid will return when the series is in Miami, though it's unclear if that will be for Game 3 on Thursday, according to sources.

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