Miami Heat beat the visiting 76ers 99-93 Tuesday game at AmericanAirlines Arena to clinch a spot in the playoff. With the win Miami Heat stretch their homecourt winning streak into 16th this season and improved their league-best home record to 22-2.
Dwyane Wade one of Miami’s Big Three was out in action with bruised left knee. It was the second time Miami defeated the Philadelphia 76ers without Wade. Lebron James hits a season-high 41 points enough to fill-up Wade’s absence.
“In the second half, LeBron obviously stepped up and shouldered the scoring load for us, particularly when we were struggling at the end of the clock and end of possessions. He made plays that MVP players make.” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra
Miami Heat reliant on LeBron James, handling the ball and set up the offense that make his season-high 41 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. While Mario Chalmers contributed 19 points and Chris Bosh 17 points to defeat their guest Philadelphia 76ers.
“To start the third quarter, we were careless with the ball and turned it over. We didn’t have the crisp movement that we had in the first half … Turnovers were really the killer for us. We had 17. On the year, when we get up over 14 a game, we don’t usually win.” Sixers coach Doug Collins