Philadelphia 91, Miami 97

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #29 Steve Javie, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 19896

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 23 19 25 24 91
Miami 27 18 27 25 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 41-41 26-15 15-26 L1
Miami 58-24 30-11 28-13 W1

Recap


It took one game longer than they would have liked and it wasn‘t pretty, but the Miami Heat managed to punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 97-91 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 on Wednesday.

Dwyane Wade collected 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and LeBron James added 16 points, 10 boards and eight helpers for the second-seeded Heat, who will take on the No. 3 seed Boston Celtics in the semifinals.

After squandering a six-point lead in the final 90 seconds of Game 4, Miami once again played as though it lacked a sense of urgency on Wednesday, shooting just 40 percent from the floor and letting another lead slip away.

The 76ers were down by eight, 86-78, when the Heat went cold from the floor, making their last field goal of the contest on Wade’s jumper with 5:11 remaining.

Philadelphia crept within a point twice in the final minute but Joel Anthony hit two free throws and Wade split a pair to keep Miami clear.

Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala scored 22 points apiece and Thaddeus Young added 13 for Philadelphia.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Miami
Elton Brand 22 Scoring Dwyane Wade 26
Jrue Holiday 8 Assists LeBron James 8
Andre Iguodala 10 Rebounds Chris Bosh 11
Jrue Holiday 4 Free Throws Made Chris Bosh 8
Jrue Holiday 2 Steals Chris Bosh 1
Tony Battie 1 Blocks Joel Anthony 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 91 47.0 2-10 11-17 20 41 4 4 8
Miami 97 40.0 12-30 21-25 17 47 3 6 10

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Boston. The Heat have a W/L % of .772 after a win and .560 after a loss.
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