Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference will square off on Monday night, when the Miami Heat visit the Philadelphia 76ers. The Heat (47-24) are six games above .500 on the road and rank fourth in the league in defensive efficiency. On Friday, Miami built a 15-point halftime lead and cruised to a 120-108 home victory versus Oklahoma City.
Miami G Tyler Herro matched a game-high with 26 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench. Bam Adebayo and Duncan Robinson chipped in 19 points apiece for the Heat.
The Philadelphia 76ers are four games above .500 at home and trail Miami by 3.5 games for the top spot in the conference. Last night, Philadelphia was outscored by ten points during the fourth quarter of a 93-88 home loss versus Toronto. The 76ers (43-27) managed just 34 points in the second half and were dominated on the glass by a 56-40 margin.
All-Star C Joel Embiid led five Philadelphia players in double figures with 21 points (6-20 FG) and 13 rebounds. James Harden added 17 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists for the 76ers.