Heat end Sixers' streak to tie series at 1-1

Heat-76ers has Joel Embiid cursing and Gabrielle Union promising Dwyane Wade a reward

NBA playoffs wrap: Wade helps Heat even series

The Sixers are the favorites to win the series. One thing is clear: this team really missed Joel Embiid.

Dwayne Wade was the star of the show as the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 113-103 in the National Basketball Association play-offs on Monday, tying their first round series at 1-1.

"That kid is not even a kid", Wade said. "I love the stage".

"I saw moments", Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Joel Embiid still hasn't been cleared to play since he suffered a concussion and orbital fracture March 28. Despite those restrictions and his late-season injury, Embiid played in 63 games after logging just 31 total over his first three seasons since being drafted third overall in 2014.

After the loss, 76ers coach Brett Brown seemed understanding of Embiid's emotions.

"F--ing sick and exhausted of being babied", Embiid wrote.

Dwyane Wade put in a vintage performance to help the Miami Heat peg the series back to 1-1.

Don't get ahead of yourselves with one win, Heat fans. Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova were on the button... initially at least. Whether Kevin Hart will be court side again at the American Airlines Arena for Game 3 on Thursday night remains to be seen.

Wade made his first seven shots of the game and passed Larry Bird for 10th on the NBA's career postseason scoring list.

Before Game 1, Embiid said he felt healthy enough to play. The Sixers shot a meager 19.4% from three. He wore a Phantom of the Opera mask to Game 1 of the Sixers' first-round playoff match-up with the Miami Heat and surprised the crowd when he rang the ceremonial liberty bell before the game.

This game had a similar first half as Game 1, but saw more pressure on Philly's shooters from the get-go. "Taking time to think and looking at every angle and what's the best situation for me to be in".

But there was life left in the fourth.

Of course, any time Wade comes to play it makes Twitter happy as all hell. Only Ben Simmons, Redick and Saric netted baskets. "I do know the spirit at which he delivers that (Instagram post) reflects my conversations with him". Greer died Saturday after a brief illness. Experience dominated in Game 2 and Miami found the flawless answer to adjust to the 76ers' fast-paced offense.

"He was a graceful man". Totals 40-82 24-30 113.

When it became apparent that Miami was going to stick to the 76ers' shooters all evening, Brown should have instructed Simmons back down his defender earlier and have the other Sixers screen away from Simmons. Assists-Miami 23 (Olynyk 6), Philadelphia 22 (Simmons 8).

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