Dwayne Wade, Heat turn back the 76ers

The third-seed Philadelphia 76ers rolled all over the seventh-seed Miami Heat on Saturday night in Game 1 of their first round playoff series, winning in a convincing 130-103 fashion.

Wade controlled the tempo of the second quarter during Monday night's Game 2 and poured in 21 points before halftime to help send Miami into the locker room with a 56-42 lead.

Some are comparing Simmons to Magic Johnson, but we're going to hold off and reserve judgment on that right now, unless Simmons plays center, runs the point, mixes in some outside jumpers and basically beats whoever is front of the Sixers to win an National Basketball Association championship-like Magic did to the Sixers his rookie year in Game 6 of the National Basketball Association in 1980. His status for Thursday's Game 3 in Miami has not yet been determined. Saric broke up a pass on defense that led to a Simmons dunk and suddenly 18 straight wins was within reach. Ersan Ilyasova, starting at center in place of Joel Embiid, had success on the offensive glass in the opening minutes and Marco Belinelli came off the bench to rack up nine points in the first quarter.

Wade contributed with baskets, assists and free throws over the final 4 minutes to close out the win. Dario Saric, who the Sixers waited for two years to come over while he played overseas, also buried a 3 off an assist from Simmons.

"I hate this feeling but maybe it's a good reminder for everybody for next game to lock in", Simmons said. He was well backed-up by Goran Dragic who scored 20 points.

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Embiid wore his black mask and put on a 3-point shootout in pregame that had fans going wild with each shot. The All-Star center has been hopeful he can return early in the series. "I felt tonight it was a really strong example of how you wished you had him", Brown told reporters. "He, to me, is the difference maker".

Embiid has gone through a lot dealing with injuries and can't be happy missing out on the first playoff games of his career, especially at home. Unable to reach an agreement, the team traded him to the Atlanta Hawks on February 22, 2017, with a 2017 second-round pick, for Tiago Splitter and two 2017 second-round picks.

Ilyasova got the start at center for the first time in Embiid's absence over Amir Johnson.

"He was a graceful man. Finally, here we are and our fans genuinely have something to be proud of with us", Brown said.

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