Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

December 23rd, 2014 by Garrett Jochnau Leave a reply »
It was a tale of two halves for the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday night against the Miami Heat, as they overcame a 23-point deficit in the fourth quarter to steal a 91-87 victory on the road.

Led by Michael Carter-Williams' 20 points, five assists and six steals, the Sixers—who claim the NBA's worst record—managed to move past a horrid first half in which Miami seemingly scored at will. After the Heat jumped out to an early third-quarter lead, Philadelphia rolled out a full-court press that stifled Miami's offense, creating turnovers and transition opportunities for a 76ers team that never looked back.

Finishing with a season-high 22 turnovers, the Heat managed just nine points in the final quarter during their late-game collapse.

Dwyane Wade logged a game-high 23 points for Miami, but scored just six in the second half. Shawne Williams added 17, with 12 coming out of the halftime break as the Heat jumped out to their 23-point lead.

All Miami success was unsustainable, though, and Philadelphia overcame all odds—they were on the road, dressed just eight players and entered the game with the league's worst record—t ...

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