Here’s the capsule for the 2018 Eastern Conference first round playoff series between the (3) Philadelphia 76ers and the (6) Miami Heat. Philly’s rebuild finally looks complete as they enter the postseason for the first time snice 2012. 3rd place is their best finish in the Eastern Conference since they were tops in 2000-01 with the likes of Allen Iverson. As for Miami, they are no strangers to the playoffs in recent years, though they return after a one year absence.
2018 Eastern Conference First Round: Schedule
All Times Eastern; Game 5-7 if needed
|1||@PHI||April 14, 8:00pm|
|2||@PHI||April 16, 8:00pm|
|3||@MIA||April 19, 7:00pm|
|4||@MIA||April 21, 2:30pm|
|5||@PHI||April 24, TBD|
|6||@MIA||April 26, TBD|
|7||@PHI||April 28, TBD|
2018 Eastern Conference First Round: Game-By-Game Results
Most recent game at the top.
Game 5: PHI 104, MIA 91 (PHI wins series, 4-1)
Game 4: PHI 106, MIA 102 (PHI leads 3-1)
Game 3: PHI 128, MIA 108 (PHI leads 2-1)
After a rout in Game 1, Miami turned the tables on the Sixers and dealt Philadelphia a 10-point defeat in Game 2. Dwyane Wade came off the bench and it was just like old times as he dropped 28.
No bigger smackdown in April 14th’s playoff games came than the Sixers’ win over the Heat. Miami actually led this game by four at halftime, but the second half was a lopsided mess for the Heat. It was a double-double for Ben Simmons with 17 points and 14 assists.