76ers C Embiid (orbital fracture) ruled out of Game 2

76ers C Embiid (orbital fracture) ruled out of Game 2

76ers C Embiid (orbital fracture) ruled out of Game 2

Belinelli had 25 and Ilyasova 17.

Kelly Olynyk had 26 points to lead the Heat.

The Heat have a pair of centers who become so important in the rebounding game and blocking game for Miami. He was 4 of 14 from the field and finished with 15 points, four assists and four turnovers in 31 minutes. "And it's been determined that he shall not play Game 2 for that reason.".

A turning point in the Sixers' 130-103 victory on Saturday was moving Ersan Ilyasova into the starting lineup for the second half.

Embiid will likely return to the court at some point in this series.

The Heat (6) are hoping their centers, Hassan Whiteside and rookie rebounding extraordinaire Bam Adebayo, can take advantage of Embiid's absence.

If the 76ers can carry their momentum from the regular season into the playoffs, then they're going to be a unsafe team in the playoffs. He was also outplayed and outnumbered in minutes by first-round pick Bam Adebayo.

There's no need to rush him back.

Ahead of Game 1, Embiid told ESPN: "If it was my decision, I would play, but I can't get back out on the court if I don't have the OK from them". Miami will not be able to win many games if they allow their opponent to shoot that many three-pointers and make the at that high of a percentage. On his way to the bench, Whiteside expressed his frustration to coach Erik Spoelstra, using a few choice words before sitting down. And the fact that we won Game 1 also doesn't influence it.

To hear Brown talk, the Sixers are facing more than the current version of Heat. Ball security was a problem for the entire team, as only Goran Dragic turned the ball over more than two times during the game.

While the Sixers have lost just five games since the All-Star break, two of those have come at the hands of the Heat-and Embiid was healthy for both of them.

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