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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Manu Ginobili jokes that he's been gimpy for the last 10 years.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Erik Spoelstra on Tyler Johnson, who is dealing with a thumb injury: "He's ready to go. He would probably punch me in the face if I said otherwise."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Somewhat surprising: a few Heat players, including Dwyane Wade, cite too many mental lapses late in games when asked about the fourth-quarter discrepancies in the series. Philadelphia has outscored Miami by a combined 42 points in the fourth quarters of the first four games.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue says that George Hill (back) remains questionable for Game 5. Hill was able to go through some shooting drills at Tuesday's practice. If Hill plays at all, he will start rather than come off the bench, according to Lue.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade says he's pleased with how the Heat second unit has played but adds that he'd like to get Wayne Ellington going. Ellington averaged 3 made threes on 7.5 attempts in the regular season. He's averaging 2.3 makes per game in the playoffs on 5.8 attempts.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Kevin Love says his thumb is fine now, but it was painful when he first came back.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Richardson, who is questionable for Game 5 with a shoulder injury, says he's optimistic about playing. He still feels some discomfort in his shoulder and needs to pass a few tests with team trainers before he's cleared.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Erik Spoelstra says Josh Richarsdon (shoulder) remains questionable. He participated in parts of shootaround. He said Tyler Johnson (thumb) is not limited.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Simmons was asked before Game 4 about the Sixers' playoff experience: "Age has nothing to do with it. We have the talent and guys who can get it done on the floor."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Dario Saric on the importance of winning Game 5 in Philadelphia tonight: " Of course it's important but (it) can be dangerous. If (the Heat) beat you here, you're going to their home, you cannot know what happen there."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown was asked about how he'd cut down turnovers in Game 5 after the Sixers had 26 turnovers in Game 4: "You can walk it up the floor and you can have your two best players (Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons) play slow and conservative and we're not doing it."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown, discussing Joel Embiid's 7 turnovers in Game 4, says his offense is ahead of his defense at the moment. "The difference of Joel offensively versus Joel Embiid defensively is night and day. He is unbelievable at the rim. At the fourth period (in Game 4) he was spectacular at the rim. That's energy, it's activity. It's just a committed, physical aggressive player. Those qualities don't equal a poised offensive player, it's not his fault," Brown said of Embiid's turnovers.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

JJ Redick says his expectations for the Sixers have changed over the course of the season: "My hope was that we would figure out a way to get in the playoffs (when I signed in the offseason). The expectation level has changed throughout the season. Our aspirations, I think, are even higher than getting out of the first round now."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid on the Sixers: "A lot of people say that we have a bright future. But I think our time is now. We have a pretty good chance. We have a special team, A lot of great guys. I don't think we need anybody else."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid received some playoff advice from NBA champion Draymond Green: "Draymond texted me after the first game when we blew Miami about and he basically told me that it's not going to be the same in Game 2. (Miami) came back and they won that game."