Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals could not have gone much better for the Heat – or much worse for the 76ers.
Miami dominated Philadelphia in a 120-85 win and captured a 3-2 series lead. The Heat shot 53.6 percent from the field and 39.4 percent from beyond the arc as a team, and each member of their starting five scored at least 10 points.
The 76ers struggled to find a rhythm offensively, as they hit only 36.5 percent of their field goal attempts and finished with more turnovers (15) than assists (14).
“They were just more physical,” Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said after Game 5. “We didn’t run anything. We didn’t run our stuff very well. We played at a snail’s pace. … Everything they did tonight was harder and better.
“Their stuff was better than what we ran. Their energy was better. Their toughness was better.”
Can the Sixers bounce back after a disappointing performance? Or will the Heat shut down the door and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals?
Here’s everything you need to know about 76ers vs. Heat, including a full schedule for the second-round series.
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What channel is 76ers vs. Heat on?
- Date: Thursday, May 12
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live streaming: Sling TV Watch ESPN
Game 6 of the 76ers vs. Heat series will air on ESPN. Viewers can also stream Game 6 on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.
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76ers vs. Heat start time
- Date: Thursday, May 12
- Time: 7 pm ET | 4 pm PT
Game 6 of the 76ers vs. The Heat series will tip off around 7 pm ET on Thursday, May 12. The game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
76ers vs. Heat schedule, TV channels
Here is the complete schedule for the second-round series between the 76ers and Heat.
|Date||Game||Time (ET) / Result||TV channel|
|May 2||Game 1||Heat 106, 76ers 92||TNT|
|May 4||Game 2||Heat 119, 76ers 103||TNT|
|May 6||Game 3||76ers 99, Heat 79||ESPN|
|May 8||Game 4||76ers 116, Heat 108||TNT|
|May 10||Game 5||Heat 120, 76ers 85||TNT|
|May 12||Game 6||7 pm||ESPN|
|May 15||Game 7 *||TBD||TBD|
* if necessary