But it was J.J. Redick, whose 25 points, including 5-of-10 shooting from three, made the difference in the closeout game.
Miami proved to be the gritty defensive team they had been all regular season long.
The 76ers advance to the second round, where they’ll face the winner of the series between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks .
The Sixers have answered the biggest question they had to face in the playoffs: This moment is not too big or bright for them.
Brett Brown has gone with his “United Nations lineup” featuring Ersan Ilyasova and Dario Saric at the four and five with shooters all around.
Meek Mill rang the bell pregame for the 76ers, but that didn’t give Philly much help in the first quarter.
Embiid may have been sloppy on the offensive end, but even still, he was the single most impactful defensive player.
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