The shorthanded 76ers put up a solid fight against the Heat in Game 1, but Miami’s firepower was too much for Philadelphia to handle.
The 76ers will have to go to battle without Joel Embiid again in Game 2, as the MVP candidate had been ruled out for the first two games of the series with an orbital fracture and concussion. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Embiid is set to be re-evaluated on Wednesday with the expectation that he should be available when the series returns to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4.
The Heat are also missing a key player in veteran guard Kyle Lowry, who missed Game 1 and is already listed as out for Game 2 with a hamstring injury.
Even without Lowry, Miami was able to prevail as the 76ers had no answer for Bam Adebayo without Embiid, who went for 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Tyler Herro (25 points) also outplayed All-Star guard James Harden (16 points), which cannot happen with the Sixers already missing their best player.
Tyler came in off the bench on a mission last night pic.twitter.com/i5ZTc1IUY9
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 3, 2022
Harden will have to turn back the clocks to the aggressive scoring version of himself if Philly is going to have a shot at tying this series in Game 2.
What channel is Heat vs. 76ers Game 2 on?
- Date: Wednesday, May 4
- TV channel: TNT (U.S.), TSN 1/3 (Canada), Fox Sports Sun (Miami region), NBC Sports Philadelphia (Philadelphia region)
- Live streaming: Sling TV (U.S. only)
In the United States, Heat vs. 76ers Game 2 will air on TNT. In Canada, the game will be broadcast on TSN 1/3.
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Heat vs. 76ers start time
- Date: Wednesday, May 4
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT
Game 2 of the Heat vs. 76ers series will tip off around 7:3:0 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 4. The game will be played at FTX Arena in Miami.
Heat vs. 76ers series schedule, TV Channels
Here is the complete schedule for the first-round series between the Heat and 76ers. The series will open at FTX Arena in Miami for Games 1 and 2.
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV Channel (US)||TV Channel (CA)|
|May 2||Game 1||7:30 pm.||TNT||TSN Network|
|May 4||Game 2||7:30 pm.||TNT||TSN 1/3|
|May 6||Game 3||7:00 p.m.||ESPN||TSN 3/5|
|May 8||Game 4||TBD||TBD||TSN 1/4|
|May 10||Game 5*||TBD||TNT||TSN|
|May 12||Game 6*||TBD||ESPN||SN|
|May 15||Game 7*||TBD||TBD||SN|