Heat-76ers: 105-78 Blowout, Miami’s Third Straight Win

February 16th, 2010 by Michael Pinto Leave a reply »
PHILADELPHIA—Fresh off his MVP Award at the All-Star Game, Dwyane Wade didn’t have much time to relax with the Heat (27-27), regrouping after the break for Tuesday’s game against the 76ers (20-33) at the Wachovia Center. The game began a tough four-game road trip for Miami; the Heat were able to get plenty of rest for their starters in this one, though, taking a 27-point lead to the fourth quarter before closing out the 105-78 blowout.

After a season-worst, five-game losing streak, Wade called out his Heat teammates and coaches for scoring lulls in his absence and a predictable, lackluster offense that opponents stopped regularly. They seemed to get the idea. Miami has now blown out their last three opponents by a total of 78 points to take solo control of the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.

After struggling for much of the season, the Heat’s reserves have been on a rampage during the team’s three-game winning streak. Miami’s bench has scored a combined 129 points during that stretch, including a 36-point performance against Philly.

Though the 76ers have struggled at the Wachovia Center this season (9-17), they had won six straight a ...

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