Sixers' Joel Embiid writes he's 'tired of being babied' during NBA Playoffs

Sixers' Joel Embiid writes he's 'tired of being babied' during NBA Playoffs

The Miami Heat are averaging 108 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting.

Miami will play host to Game 3 on Thursday. "I thought we did that". "Tonight was just about being on the attack". "Of course we're missing him offensively, defensively", Sixers forward Dario Saric said. Marco Belinelli scored 16 points while Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. After a quick start hitting 4-of-5, some foul trouble for Goran Dragic that forced him to the bench threw the Heat off, they struggled to score going 5-of-18 the rest of the quarter, and meanwhile, the Sixers kept making plays and had a double-digit lead in the first. They won 16 straight to end the regular season and the first game of the playoffs.

After the loss, 76ers coach Brett Brown seemed understanding of Embiid's emotions. "Some of our guys had a rough night". Joel Embiid changes the dynamics in many ways of this team.

"You need Joel Embiid".

A 10-2 surge by the Sixers capped with a 3-pointer by Saric got Philadelphia within 93-85 with 8:58 remaining.

As the Sixers were chipping away at the Miami lead, Simmons caught the ball on a fast-break, on his way to a dunk and Wade was forced to wrap up Simmons.

The Heat began applying fullcourt pressure and didn't allow the Sixers much room to operate at all on the three-point line. The Sixers made four baskets and scored 13 points in the quarter.

If Wade can give the Heat those sorts of performances throughout this series the upset might be live for the Heat. Dragic eventually capped a 6-0 run with a baseline jumper for a 104-96 advantage with 2:25 left and the 76ers never challenged again.

You can listen to more of Brown's response in the video below. He pump-faked his way to 15 points in the quarter - impressive enough, even moreso that he outscored the potent Sixers by two points.

Though Covington was a victim to Wade's fadeaway on that play, the three-time National Basketball Association champ was a victim to the Sixers' defense through most of the second half.

Wade was red-hot in the first half, scoring 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field.

Wade also surpassed Larry Bird to move up to tenth on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list.

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