Heat Defeat 76ers in Game 1

On both ends, the 76ers' MVP candidate was out for Game 1. When DeAndre Jordan got the start, he was relentlessly attacked by Heat pick-and-rolls.

Without Embiid, the Sixers had to defend in a zone for most of the night.

Paul Reed, who had a good game, should start the second game.

To help Philadelphia break down Miami's full-court press he was active defensively, fought for the glass and even helped create some transition opportunities off turnovers.

Reed was antsy, too, and walked around on some pump fakes. For now, the Sixers' best chance is to play small ball when Embiid is rested.

Georges Niang came on for Reed with 4:39 left in the first half. Philadelphia had its first centerless stretch 

After a 10–2 run, they led 51–50 at halftime. In the second half, Rivers feared another downsize due to Miami's offensive glass work, so he started the third quarter with Jordan

While the Heat's outside shooting was inconsistent, they grabbed 39.6% of their own misses. (Miami went 9-36 from deep.)

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