The Philadelphia 76ers dominated the game against the Miami Heat, at Wells Fargo Center, on Thursday evening, local time. The Sixers won 125-108 over the Heat. Ben Simmons scored his second triple-double of the season. In contrast, the Heat appeared with only eight players. 76ers won!
Heat only played with eight players. That’s the minimum number set by the NBA for a team to compete. Several Heat players must undergo quarantine according to health protocols, including Jimmy Butler, Avery Bradley, Bam Adebayo, Kendrick Nunn, to Udonis Haslem. In addition, the rest have injured players.
The Heat was unable to block the Sixers’ pace tonight. In the Sixers camp, Shake Milton became the top scorer with a score of 31 points. Tobias Harris contributed 18 points, and Tyrese Maxey 15 points. Joel Embiid doesn’t seem to have an equal opponent, because Adebayo is not playing. Therefore, Embiid only played 23 minutes, and contributed nine points. – 76ers – Miam Heat
A captivating performance tonight was shown by Ben Simmons. The Australian player scored a triple-double with a record of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. This is her second triple-double this season, but is her 30th career record. The 24-year-old is included in the list of 24 NBA players who have achieved 30 triple-doubles in his career.
In this match, Duncan Robinson scored 22 points for the Miami Heat. Other players who scored double digit points are Gabe Vincent (21 points), Tyler Herro (17 points), Chris Silva (13 points), Kelly Olynyk (12 points), Max Strus (11 points), and Precious Achiuwa (10 points and 11 rebounds).
For your information, Gabe Vincent is a player who signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat. He has been performing with Sioux Falls Skyforce in the G-League so far. He was forced to be called because the Heat was lacking in players. Many Heat players are subject to quarantine according to NBA health protocols, as well as injuries. “He’s a good player. He can play in several positions. Offensively he can be played as a point guard,” said Erik Spoelstra, commenting on Gabe Vincent’s game.
Furthermore, the Sixers will play against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, January 16 local time. While the Heat will rest for the next two days. (tor)