Miami 106, Philadelphia 87

Date - Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #41 Ken Mauer, #79 Kevin Scott, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 20168

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 18 28 30 11 87
Miami 33 17 27 29 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 31-45 22-17 9-28 L1
Miami 60-16 33-4 27-12 W2

Recap

Heat 106, 76ers 87: LeBron James returned from a three-game hiatus with a game-high 27 points to help shorthanded Miami pull away late and beat visiting Philadelphia.

Rashard Lewis added 14 points and Norris Cole scored 13 for the Heat, who were without Dwyane Wade (ankle) and Chris Bosh (knee). Miami has won 15 straight meetings with Philadelphia and swept the four-game season series. 

Jrue Holiday scored 18 points and Spencer Hawes added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the 76ers, who were eliminated from playoff contention when Milwaukee beat Toronto on Saturday. 

The Sixers held their biggest lead at 13-10 before Miami finished the first quarter with a 23-5 spurt to open a 15-point advantage. The Heat went cold in the second quarter, allowing Philadelphia to pull even at 40 before easing back to a 50-46 margin at halftime.

Miami never trailed in the second half, but it had a tough time putting away the pesky Sixers. Philadelphia was within 85-82 with 8:08 left, but Ray Allen hit a pair of 3-pointers during a 7-0 burst to give the Heat a cushion and Miami cruised from there.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Heat's 60 wins are the second-most in franchise history, one shy of the record set in 1996-97. … The Sixers have scored 100 or more points only once in their past 19 games against the Heat. … Philadelphia has lost 27 of its past 33 road games. 

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Miami
Jrue Holiday 18 Scoring LeBron James 27
Jrue Holiday 6 Assists Shane Battier 5
Spencer Hawes 11 Rebounds Chris Andersen 15
Nick Young 4 Free Throws Made Chris Andersen 3
Jrue Holiday 2 Steals Joel Anthony 1
Jrue Holiday 1 Blocks Chris Andersen 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 87 40.2 6-20 15-20 12 41 2 6 11
Miami 106 48.2 14-25 12-14 25 48 3 5 11

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Heat have a W/L % of .780 after a win and .824 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn . The 76ers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .432 after a loss.