Heat vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Miami Heat (2-0) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (2-2) at Wells Fargo Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Friday May 6, 2022

Miami Heat 6, Philadelphia 76ers 7 (Q1 08:04)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Let’s do this, #HEATNation 🔥 pic.twitter.com/aiU1xKXkSW7:23 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🔔 @Haason7Reddick
🔔 @NakobeDean
🔔 @JordanxDavis99
#FlyEaglesFly x #PhilaUnite | #BrotherlyLove pic.twitter.com/94SXs4EtCn7:22 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
video evidence of Max Strus doing something other than shooting the moment the ball touches his fingertips does not exist. – 7:22 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat fronting Embiid in the post and sending help when gets the ball, as Miami often does. – 7:21 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
This has been a helpside masterclass from the Heat so far – 7:21 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid obviously impacts the game in a lot of different ways, but at least being slightly competitive on the defensive glass would be a nice change of pace for the Sixers. – 7:19 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid takes his mask off, and gets a towel to wipe his face, during Harden’s free throws. – 7:19 PM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Lowry on Tobias, Jimmy on Maxey, as expected. – 7:19 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
1:18 into the game and PJ Tucker hit Embiid in the face going for the ball (called for a foul). – 7:18 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
What an opening possession from Miami
Bam-Butler switch
Butler fronts Embiid
Strus waiting for the help
Charge – 7:18 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Let’s get it. pic.twitter.com/d1i5zGETbn7:18 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New piece for @The Athletic / @TheAthleticPHI about James Harden’s situation this summer. Player option decision, what a new contract could look like, extend-and-trade restrictions and much more theathletic.com/3296694/2022/0…7:18 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Max Strus ain’t scared. – 7:17 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ref calls offensive foul on Embiid on the Sixers first possession. – 7:17 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Embiid opens it for 76ers with a charge. But his face appears intact. – 7:17 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Sixers twitter…you ready?! pic.twitter.com/eXs6J2t6T87:15 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kyle Lowry coming back means Miami bench that has whipped Philadelphia bench just gets deeper, because they get Gabe Vincent back with that second unit with Herro, Oladipo, Caleb Martin, Dewayne Dedmon
Matisse Thybulle needs a statement game or something – 7:15 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers and Danny Green received boos during their pregame intro #Sixers7:15 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
As you can imagine, home crowd went ballistic during Joel Embiid’s introduction, followed by MVP chants – 7:14 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Massive ovation when @MattyCord announces Joel Embiid as the #Sixers‘ final starter in Game 3 vs. #Heat7:14 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Let’s just say the atmosphere to start this game is *slightly* more energetic than it was for Games 1 and 2 in Miami. Joel Embiid’s re-introduction to the proceedings has plenty of juice in the building ahead of a do-or-die Game 3 for the 76ers. – 7:12 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philadelphia Eagles players Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, and Hasson Reddick are ringing the bell #Sixers7:11 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
They’re showing Joel Embiid shooting in warmups and he’s squinting super hard on every shot…. – 7:09 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers crowd goes nuts — and starts chanting “MVP!” — as Embiid comes onto the court during announcement of “there are no injuries.” – 7:04 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
The Phantom of The Process. 🎭 pic.twitter.com/vWeUPN8QSo6:58 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ Joel Embiid to play in Game 3 vs. Miami Heat in Eastern Conference semifinals inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #NBA6:56 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Everywhere I turned today I saw nothing but DISRESPECT for the Bearded one.
Segment after segment after segment and I’M SICK OF IT.
JAMES HARDEN O20.5 POINTS 🔒
@BetMGMTonight 7-11 PM on the @betqlapp — We’re watching it LIVE
https://t.co/YtuHWSxNZx pic.twitter.com/ZXPAop7eZa6:56 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
I voted for Joel Embiid for MVP. And the fact that he’s even potentially going to try and play with a torn ligament in his hand and a broken face makes me question some things, for sure — but not my vote. – 6:55 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Ready 👀 pic.twitter.com/KIw9MiWlCS6:54 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Joel Embiid is back. Kyle Lowry is back. Game 3 is minutes away.
miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…6:51 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Joel Embiid playing 76ers-Heat Game 3 nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/06/joe…6:48 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry returns for Heat, Joel Embiid back for 76ers in Game 3 of East semis. https://t.co/UYool0kpWU pic.twitter.com/miJi2SR6dT6:48 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ Joel Embiid to play in Game 3 vs. Miami Heat in Eastern Conference semifinals inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 6:48 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly starters: Harden, Maxey, Green, Harris, and Embiid
Heat starters: Lowry, Strus, Butler, Tucker, and Adebayo #Sixers6:46 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Heat starters:
Lowry
Strus
Butler
Tucker
Adebayo – 6:45 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
tonight’s starting five:
@Danny Green
@Tobias Harris
@Joel Embiid
@Tyrese Maxey
@James Harden
🏀@RothmanOrtho pic.twitter.com/OpMGuzTCAN6:44 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Very good @Philadelphia 76ers news:
Joel Embiid is available and starting in Game 3. – 6:41 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid will play tonight, Sixers say. – 6:41 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Joel Embiid is officially in for Game 3 – 6:41 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
pic.twitter.com/U9OkJ4u2dr6:40 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid is in – 6:40 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Pregame reading: Where every single Miami Dolphins player on offense stands after the draft. Who’s safe, who’s not: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…6:40 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Joel Embiid went from out to doubtful to active? 🤔 – 6:38 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I’ve said this on every platform except this one, but it’s pretty clear Miami’s gameplan will be to force Philly’s role players to beat them
They’re going to help down freely off corners on Embiid
Forces the Danny Greens of the world to win them the game – 6:38 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
For what it’s worth (and it’s worth very little at this point), Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful on the 6:30 p.m. injury report.
The expectation is that he’ll play tonight. – 6:37 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The 76ers’ 6:30 p.m. injury report again listed Embiid as doubtful. Which is all well and good . . . except he’s back. – 6:37 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers story on Joel Embiid playing in Game 3 tonight against the #Heat: https://t.co/X6S4LcEpXn pic.twitter.com/QQKLzzDd8S6:36 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid pic.twitter.com/tCjZ9ZWYHv6:36 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Masked Embiid getting shots up. pic.twitter.com/D2EP5Y68yv6:35 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Sixers star Joel Embiid will return for Game 3 vs. Miami tonight, sources tell ESPN. Doc Rivers said he could be limited in minutes, because of minimal conditioning in the past week. – 6:34 PM

Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
In Philly… Game 3 tonight… Joel warming up… #Sixers #Heat pic.twitter.com/VGxI8MQCeu6:33 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Lowry back in Heat starting lineup, alongside Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, P.J. Tucker and Bam Adebayo. – 6:31 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Kyle Lowry will start, alongside Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker and Bam Adebayo. – 6:30 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry is back in the Heat starting lineup. – 6:30 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry out shooting much later than usual. Lowry on one side of the court, Embiid on the other. They should sell tickets to this. – 6:30 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
grind time. ⌛️
🎥 The Grind Hydrated by @BioSteelSports 💪 pic.twitter.com/d149RxXMYU6:30 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kyle Lowry is starting. – 6:30 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Kyle back. Let’s do this.
Starting 5 // @ATT pic.twitter.com/vPH7q29yEN6:30 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Heat guard Kyle Lowry is getting a warm up in. He’s been out with a hamstring injury, but he intends to play tonight. #Sixers #Heat pic.twitter.com/tQImnFOqgw6:29 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid warming up pic.twitter.com/rgqUBANCQx6:27 PM

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
Some detail on the mask Joel Embiid is wearing tonight as he tries to play with the right orbital fracture. https://t.co/herm1FgKNf pic.twitter.com/v8HhefWz7m6:26 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid from the corner: pic.twitter.com/6lYrH6dmfW6:26 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Masked Embiid pic.twitter.com/3UfF1vxnFh6:24 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who heard at 31 Flavors last night that Joel Embiid is going to try to play. – 6:24 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid gets a big hand as he walks onto court to warm up prior to Game 3: pic.twitter.com/TzS0QnPtqO6:22 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
More Joel Embiid #Sixers pic.twitter.com/d2J66TbXCp6:22 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
A masked Joel Embiid has started his warmup: pic.twitter.com/P4ON955qgb6:21 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid warmup flow pic.twitter.com/1jTJOl4mcm6:20 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid has taken the court. pic.twitter.com/KEIWZq4xXv6:20 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Joel Embiid, wearing mask, enters court to warm up to loud ovation. Cannot fathom he doesn’t play (so can fathom he does play). – 6:20 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid takes the court for warmups with his mask #Sixers pic.twitter.com/XytCg0e7oc6:20 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is on the court warming up for tonight’s game. He has a mask on. – 6:19 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid will warm up momentarily with the intention of returning tonight in Game 3 against the Miami Heat, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @YahooSports. – 6:15 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
One would assume Embiid would play tonight, at least give it a serious try, with his sister and shooting coach in attendance. #Sixers6:10 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry back for Heat; status of 76ers’ Joel Embiid’s still unclear. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…6:06 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
here for this color coordination! 🟣🔵
👟 @SoleSavy pic.twitter.com/o2ZzlCCKKP6:06 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The latest on the status of Joel Embiid and Kyle Lowry ahead of Game 3, with tipoff an hour away miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…6:05 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Embiid plans to play barring any setbacks in next 58 minutes, per ESPN. Still listed as doubtful, which is kinda funny – 6:04 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra says for as physical as these playoffs and recent playoffs ha ebveen, he said by comparison the brutality of Heat-Knicks (circa Pat Riley), “That was a different sport.” – 5:37 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Also, the Heat’s other five questionable players (Herro, Martin, Strus, Tucker and Vincent) will be available. – 5:35 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And, yes, Spoelstra seemingly expects “doubtful” Embiid to be back, “We don’t want to duck any kind of competition. We expected Philly to be at full health at some point and we want to take on that challenge.” – 5:35 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on preparing in case Joel Embiid plays tonight: ‘He’s a big change, literally and figuratively. … We don’t want to duck any competition.’ Figured Miami would face the full #Sixers roster at some point and looks forward to that challenge. – 5:35 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more- basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…5:35 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Joel Embiid possibly returning:
“If you’re just trying to cram and prepare for a test…then it would probably be a lot more stressful.”
“We wanna take on that type of challenge.” – 5:33 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s other questionables — Strus, Tucker, Vincent, Martin, Herro — all will play. So it could be the entire roster. – 5:32 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The intention is for Kyle Lowry to warm up and play tonight vs. the Sixers. – 5:32 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Erik Spoelstra on Kyle Lowry: “The intention is for him to warm up and play.”
Same for other questionable Heat players. – 5:32 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said all of the players who are questionable are all going to warm up with the intention to play – 5:32 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
On Kyle Lowry, Spo said the “intention is for him to warm up and play.” – 5:32 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is planning to warm up tonight with the intent to play in Game 3. Lowry has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury. – 5:32 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Spoelstra says the intention is for Kyle Lowry to warm up and play tonight in Game 3. – 5:32 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Miami Heat coach says Kyle Lowry (hamstring) will warm up with the intention to return tonight in Game 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers. – 5:31 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Spoelstra on Lowry, “The intention is for him to warm up and play.” – 5:31 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Erik Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is warming up right now with the intent to play – 5:31 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra said Kyle Lowry will warm up with the intention of playing tonight. – 5:31 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Kyle Lowry’s status in Game 3 vs #Sixers: ‘The intention is for him to warm up and play.’ – 5:31 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Erik Spoelstra says that Kyle Lowry and all other questionable Heat will warm up with the intent to play. – 5:31 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry will warm up with the intention to play
Everyone else available as well – 5:31 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is warming up and intends to play. – 5:31 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Heat said Lowry will warm up with intention of playing after missing four games with hamstring – 5:31 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
If Embiid is able to play tonight, Doc Rivers said there will be staffers monitoring his conditioning and how he looks on the floor. He hasn’t been able to run, etc. while in concussion protocols, and Rivers said today’s shootaround was more of a film/walk-thru session. – 5:30 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Updated #Sixers story on Doc Rivers saying Joel Embiid’s status for tonight’s Game 3 vs #Heat will be determined during his pregame workout: https://t.co/Q6QsOE9SWj #76ers pic.twitter.com/uxy8NrjdE25:25 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Rivers said no minutes restriction on Embiid if he plays, but said his situation (eye, orbital, thumb) will be monitored by others throughout. – 5:23 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🔹 icy vibes in the house tonight. 🔹
👕: https://t.co/eaHJCX13Sv | @LifeBrand_AI pic.twitter.com/K7fANzgxDh5:22 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Doc Rivers, on Heat possibly (probably?) having Lowry back, “For them, it just adds another guy.” Rivers said it would not change the 76ers’ approach. – 5:21 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Rivers said no cap on minutes for Embiid if he plays. – 5:21 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Doc Rivers said there won’t be a minutes restriction on Joel Embiid if he plays tonight, but the team will monitor his conditioning. – 5:21 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers: Still unsure if Joel Embiid will play. He’ll warm up and then “we’ll see.” If he’s active, wouldn’t play normal minutes load because he hasn’t been able to run much due to concussion. – 5:19 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Rivers’ Embiid coach-speak, “We don’t know yet. He’s going to warm up and see. We’re going to go from there.” – 5:19 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: If Joel Embiid plays, he hasn’t been able to run due to the concussion so he probably can’t play his typical 38 minutes. – 5:19 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says “we still don’t know yet” about Joel Embiid. Says he’ll go through pregame warmups and see how he feels. – 5:19 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Doc Rivers says 76ers don’t know yet whether Joel Embiid will be able to play tonight. Embiid will warm up and then a determination will be made. Embiid was still listed as doubtful on the latest injury report. – 5:18 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Doc Rivers with no update for Joel Embiid
Listed as doubtful
“He’s going to warm up and see, and go from there.” – 5:18 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Rivers says Embiid is still listed as doubtful, will go through his warmup and they’ll take it from there (as anticipated) – 5:18 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Doc Rivers said Embiid will warm up tonight – 5:18 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers doesn’t know yet about Joel Embiid. He’s still doubtful, but he’ll warm up and see where he’s at. #Sixers5:18 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Doc Rivers says he still doesn’t know if Joel Embiid will play. “He’s gonna warm up and see, and we’ll go from there.” – 5:18 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s status for Game 3: ‘We don’t know yet. He’s going to warm up and see. We’re going to go from there.’ – 5:18 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Doc Rivers maintains that Joel Embiid is doubtful. Says they will warm up and go from there. – 5:18 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Doc Rivers noncommittal on Joel Embiid’s status for a game now less than two hours away. Eric Spoelstra gets his chance to be non-committal about Kyle Lowry at 5:30 p.m. Game is at 7 p.m., by which time the coaches might have a better idea. – 5:17 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey shooting 3-pointers during pregame warmups: pic.twitter.com/TkODJWpP1e5:12 PM

Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport Looking closely at James Harden’s situation, feels like a Chris Paul/Phoenix-like compromise may be appropriate: bleacherreport.com/articles/10035…4:58 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
On the 4:30 p.m. injury report: Joel Embiid still listed as doubtful. Tip-off is 2.5 hours away. – 4:33 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
It’s 4:30 p.m. NBA injury-report time and Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful. Doc talks at 5:15, so perhaps something more realistic then. – 4:30 PM

DeAndre Jordan @DeAndre
#35 @TobiOye… – 4:19 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Three hours until start of #Sixers-#Heat Game 3 pic.twitter.com/B0uuBk2jl04:03 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful for Game 3. The latest on his status miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, Kyle Lowry remains questionable for tonight after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury – 3:37 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: Where Miami Dolphins roster stands on offense after the draft. A look at every player, every position. Who’s safe, who’s not: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…3:36 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Embiid again listed as doubtful on NBA 3:30 injury report. – 3:32 PM

Sean Deveney @SeanDeveney
Interesting stuff from @Steve Bulpett on the future of Doc Rivers. Are the @Los Angeles Lakers stalling on their coaching search? Would Embiid be unhappy if the @Philadelphia 76ers let him walk? Hmmm …
heavy.com/sports/los-ang…3:27 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more: basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…3:26 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Do you know who has been probably the most effective two man combo for the Heat in the playoffs?
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo
125 offensive rating/98 defensive rating
Them thriving on the floor together on this run is an underrated aspect – 3:24 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Charles Barkley explains why the Heat can’t be fully judged yet in the second round, Tyler Herro praise and more miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…3:16 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Come hang with @Keith Pompey, @MikeSielski and me at https://t.co/bpstyneqgw ahead of Sixers-Heat Game 3! pic.twitter.com/chczcytFJ43:13 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New piece for @The Athletic / @TheAthleticPHI about James Harden’s situation this summer. Player option decision, what a new contract could look like, extend-and-trade restrictions and much more- theathletic.com/3296694/2022/0…3:12 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Charles Barkley discusses “the one thing that really sucks” about Heat-76ers. (Embiid still doubtful on the 3:09 pm and 41 second injury report.) miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…3:10 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
76ers’ Joel Embiid exits concussion protocols, currently upgraded to “doubtful” for Friday return vs. Heat. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:07 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
“So many opinions” about Bam Adebayo, with Heat center vexing with his versatility. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:05 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Will there be a new leading man off the Heat bench next season? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:04 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#CalmBeforeTheStorm This is Wells Fargo Center four hours, 10 minutes before Game 3 of the #Sixers vs. #MiamiHeat Eastern Conference semifinals. #NBAPlayoffs2022 pic.twitter.com/RCXNFMJv5K2:50 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers story: Here’s the latest on Joel Embiid’s chances to play in Game 3 tonight vs. the #Heat: https://t.co/Q6QsODSi4L pic.twitter.com/FqlxAaDM4D2:50 PM

David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
All I really want out of these NBA Playoffs is for Joel Embiid to come back in the batman mask and turn the Sixers/Heat series upside down. – 2:47 PM

Zach Kram @zachkram
I wrote about Giannis, Jokic, Embiid, and the next generation of big men who—after the Decade of the Big Wing—are back to dominate the NBA
theringer.com/2022/5/5/23057…2:41 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
On 2:30 p.m. injury report, 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful for tonight’s Game 3. – 2:31 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
It is the 2:30 p.m. NBA injury report and Joel Embiid is still doubtful. As you were. – 2:31 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Settle in front of your TV for tonight’s big Game 3 with the meal of your choosing!
Get 50% off your @DoorDash order using promo code ‘PLAYOFFS’ in the Miami area (max discount $10 thru 5/15, terms apply) – https://t.co/wu7lvpbHnw pic.twitter.com/nL5pSfCDXJ2:28 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
a new day. pic.twitter.com/NqihT0hsm32:22 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Always showing support for the @WNBA 🤝
Best of luck to all the athletes competing this season! #MoreThan pic.twitter.com/dFt3FndnWa1:47 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
On this Day in 2000, @Reggie Miller and @Jalen Rose became the first and only teammates in franchise history to both score 40 points in a game to lead us to a 108-91 win over the 76ers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. pic.twitter.com/SJc2VO2gj91:37 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And on the NBA 1:30 p.m. injury report Joel Embiid remains listed as doubtful (with six Heat players listed as questionable, including five who played in Game 2 after being listed as questionable with the same injuries). – 1:31 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Dewayne Dedmon not ready to be cut down to size during NBA playoffs. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Plus: Tyrese Maxey’s speed, Tyler Herro’s stability. – 1:29 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
So far, Embiid return going as predicted. @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/dgMyIdMl3D1:14 PM