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2018 Schedule
44-38, 1st in Southeast
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8hIan Begley

Winslow fined for stepping on Embiid's mask

Heat wing Justise Winslow was handed a $15,000 fine for stepping on and intentionally trying to damage the protective mask of 76ers center Joel Embiid in Thursday night's Game 3.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami's Justise Winslow was dined $15,000 by the NBA for intentionally stepping on Joel Embiid's mask during Game 3 of the Heat-Sixers series, the NBA announced.

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Hassan Whiteside was asked if he pays attention to anyone criticizing his performance in the playoffs: "I don't get caught up in the guys that can't do my job but talk about my job." Whiteside had 5 points in 13 minutes in Game 3. He was in foul trouble for much of the night.

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13h

Joel Embiid Lights The Heat Up

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Pablo Torre question if playoff Embiid was as glorious as we imagined, if Hassan Whiteside was wrong for wanting more minutes, if the Pelicans have a legitimate shot against the Warriors and much more.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Erik Spoelstra told the Heat that the physical nature of the Miami-Philadelphia series reminds him more of an Eastern Conference final than a first-round matchup.

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Joel Embiid says he was ‘built for' the physical nature of playoff basketball and that he relishes playing on the road in these settings. "I love it. I live for these moments."

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Joel Embiid said the mask and goggles he wore to protect his orbital bone were ‘annoying' and he wanted to ‘throw them off' at times during Game 3 but he understands he needs to wear both if he wants to play.

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Joel Embiid says his face feels "good, nothing to complain about" after he played on Thursday for the first since suffering a fractured orbital bone on March 28.

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Joel Embiid played on Thursday for the first since March 28. "I feel sore. My whole body. I need about five massages today." He hadn't played a full 5-on-5 game while he was sidelined.

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Asked about Hassan Whiteside's struggles this series, Joel Embiid declines to go in-depth on a Whiteside analysis. ‘I don't care' about Whiteside, he says.

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Joel Embiid doesn't seem concerned by the possibility of Miami being more physical with the Sixers in Game 4. He says he's one of the most physical players in the league, thrives amid contact and loves being aggressive.

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Joel Embiid said he wanted to ‘fit in' to the Sixers' offense rather than having Brett Brown run plays for him in Game 3. Seems like it will take some time for he and his teammates to re-acclimate to one another after Embiid's 3-week absence.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Philadelphia coach Brett Brown made one thing clear today at practice: he expects Miami to be especially physical with his young Sixers in Game 4.

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High praise from ex-Knicks great Charles Oakley for Sixers center Joel Embiid: "We haven't seen anyone like Joel Embiid since Wilt Chamberlain," Oakley wrote on Twitter.

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1dIan Begley

Whiteside on lesser role: 'I want more minutes'

Hassan Whiteside says he feels as if the Heat's offense has been "a lot different" in the playoffs, and that he's "not as involved" as he was in regular season.

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1dIan Begley

76ers, Heat feud over garbage-time layups

Sixers center Joel Embiid said he was "pissed" about Goran Dragic's layup at the end of Game 2, and the bad blood over garbage-time hoops continued Thursday, when Dario Saric attempted a layup with four seconds left and Philly up by 19.

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Joel Embiid said he was "pi—ed" about Goran Dragic taking a layup at the end of the Heat's blowout win in Game 2. He was happy to see Dario Saric go for a layup at the end of Game 3. "We're not here to make friends."

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Joel Embiid says he's not sure how long he'll have to wear the mask but he thinks it could be about 8 weeks, which is the amount of time the orbital bone fracture will take to fully heal.

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Joel Embiid: "I feel like I'm the best defensive player in the league."

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Joel Embiid on playing his first playoff game: "I've been here, went through everything .. to be able to be in this position, I'm really happy for coach (Brett Brown). We finally have a team."

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.423rd
Rebounds Per Game43.5Tied-18th
Assists Per Game22.717th
Points Allowed102.94th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-184438.537
2016-174141.500
2015-164834.585
2014-153745.451
2013-145428.659