"But I think the main thing, especially when it doesn't go my way, is to be a beast defensively". They have a chance to close it out at home tomorrow, 8 p.m. E.T. They have a pretty good chance of taking the series. Outside of matching the energy that we play with, they execute very well, they are very well coaches, and they have a lot of talent at a lot of different positions.
The Sixers have exceeded even their own expectations this season.
The Sixers, who have not won a playoff series since 2012, will attempt to parlay a rambunctious home crowd into an early lead, increasing Miami's already hard burden of climbing out of that muddy 1-3 hole. After becoming the first rookie since Magic Johnson in 1980 to record a triple-double in Game 4, he is one assist from averaging a triple-double in the series.
Yet, the Sixers are expected to be a major player in free agency this summer.
The Sixers, who are projected to have significant cap space this summer, have been named as one team that may interest LeBron James if he tests free agency. Ersay Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli have also been huge in this series.
They are pointedly focused on the present: Game 5 and the 76ers. "You make one mistake, you take your foot off the gas for one second, they make you pay". We'll see if Joel's prayers get answered.
The duo may be competing in their first playoff series, but it certainly doesn't seem that way with the level of their performances. We're gonna. We're going to go into Tuesday night and we're going to get better.
Embiid, however, has received advice about the playoffs from close friend and Golden State Warriors standout Draymond Green.
The 24-year-old injured his shoulder when he collided with Sixers center Joel Embiid while diving for a loose ball with 4:27 remaining in the second quarter. Philadelphia split the first two games at home, winning Game 1 130-103 and losing Game 2 113-103.
"Everything in me wants to play tomorrow", he said. We could take a look back at all of the moments that exemplified the toughness, the resilience, the edge with which they played. We've been responding well. "We got to set the tone". Embiid's defensive has also helped bolster the team's efforts on the court.
The South Australian hit five three-pointers in his 21 points, his French centre Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio had a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
"Any guy that's down 3-0, 3-1, human nature is for you to doubt", Wade said after Monday's practice.
We Sixers fans have found ourselves with three playoff games under our belt after Thursday's dramatic win over the Miami Heat. "We'll see what happens".
Embiid said he thoroughly enjoys the physical aspect of the postseason.
But he added it doesn't matter how he's feeling when it comes to basketball. They scored 19 points in Game 4 and 14 points in Game 3.
Miami's best chance of staying the series went up in flames in a four plus minute block of time spanning the third and fourth quarters as they went from up 10 to down four and couldn't recover.