Heat, Wade get even with flashy win

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Kevin Durant sparked a decisive third-quarter run on the way to 32 points, while Klay Thompson added 31 points and five assists in another superb playoff performance. Miami was smart about who to stick with and not let Simmons find. With the Heat ramping up their pressure defense and the Sixers bricking so many 3s, the absence of Embiid to help the offense produce more efficiently in the halfcourt was notable.

Heat G Dwayne Wade turned back the clock on Monday night, leading all scorers with 28 points.

The Sixers had won 17 consecutive games before losing to Miami in Game 2 at home. The series is now tied 1-1 heading back to Miami. "It wasn't about an individual, necessary challenge against those guys, it was about us as a group". "And when he's not able to do that, he gets frustrated, and we respect his frustration". He poured in 21 points in the opening half as Miami flipped the script following the poor start.

It looked like the home side were close to a remarkable comeback in the fourth quarter as they cut down a 16-point lead to just two points.

"I've been on the other end of a lot of his big games", Redick said.

It wasn't just Wade's points that meant the most, though, it was how each Wade basket slowed a Sixers run.

At the same time, the Sixers weren't scoring the same way.

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Embiid could, however, feature in Game 3 which takes place on Thursday. Miami also received contributions from Wayne Ellington and Kelly Olynyk with 11 points each.

"I hate this feeling but maybe it's a good reminder for everybody for next game to lock in", Simmons said. And right on cue, Wade and his best basketball showed up right on time to punch the Sixers right in their shit.

The 76ers center was ruled out for Game 2 on Monday (AEDT) despite clearing the NBA's concussion protocol. Brown should have told the Sixers that in the second quarter when Miami began to exert their defensive dominance.

"Once the balls start falling for you then it just goes from there". When Wade was in the offense is much simpler, but when he's hitting his midrange shots - he was 7-of-9 between the paint and the arc - he's nearly impossible to stop.

Goren Dragic and James Johnson both had excellent games, combining for 38 points on 15-21 shooting.

Simmons flirted with another triple-double with 24 points, eight assists and eight rebounds.

Game 3 is Thursday night in Miami.

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