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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Marcus Smart's thumb will be reevaluated next week and Smart could be cleared to return to all basketball activities at that point. Said Stevens: "I think once he's cleared to do a full-contact practice, he's cleared to play.” Stevens said Smart is doing everything but live action at the moment while rehabbing.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

James Johnson and Robert Covington receive technical fouls and Ben Simmons is whistled for a person foul after the skirmish between the Heat and Sixers.

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We got technicals coming after that skirmish. Meanwhile Josh Richardson is in a lot of pain and Justise Winslow is cut above the eye.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

We have a fight in Heat-Sixers. James Johnson and Ben Simmons had to be separated. Many players, including Joel Embiid, tried to get involved.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

We have a fight in Heat-Sixers. James Johnson and Ben Simmons had to be separated. Many players, including Joel Embiid, tried to get involved.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Solid ball movement for Miami in the first 18 minutes. The Heat has 13 assists on 18 makes and Josh Richardson has five assists in just 14 minutes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Minus JJ Redick, the Sixers are shooting about 30 percent so far. Redick has kept them afloat with 12 points on 4-for-8 shooting.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Marco Belinelli defending Dwayne Wade has not worked out well for the Sixers. Wade has scored five points on Belinelli in three minutes in the second quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Wayne Ellington had been relatively quiet in the first three games. Not today. He has 10 points in 10 minutes and has hit three of four 3-point attempts.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. McConnell gets the nod at backup point guard ahead of rookie Markelle Fultz.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid picks up his second foul with a minute to go in the first quarter and heads to the bench. He's greeted with loud boos by Heat fans.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

This wrestling match between Bam Adebayo and Joel Embiid for position is must-see TV.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Beautiful alley-oop from Dwyane Wade to Bam Adebayo. The American Airlines arena crowd is alive late in the first quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid draws a foul on Kelly Olynyk, the second of the game for the Heat big man. Olynyk is subbed out. Big early-game development.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The two-man game between Ben Simmons and Dario Saric with Joel Embiid out has been impressive early in Game 4. Saric has seven early points, five off of Simmons' assists.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong start for Ben Simmons, who has 3 assists and 3 rebounds just five minutes into Game 4. Simmons has impacted the series in so many different ways.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong start for Joel Embiid, who has four points, including a strong finish while absorbing contact, early in Game 4.