PHILADELPHIA – 87 MIAMI – 106
LeBron James ended up being the lone star to lace them up tonight in Miami’s win over Philadelphia, as both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh comfortably saw this one from the sidelines. The Sixers kept it close for first three quarters before the wheels fell off in the fourth. The Heat had strong play coming from both Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen, but it was ultimately James who stole the show, with numerous no-look dishes and cuts to the paint that left Coach Doug Collins hopelessly smiling in disbelief.
James capped the night off with 27 points and 5 assists under limited playing time. Philadelphia played well for most of this game, but the Heat looked calm and in full-control, with the three-time MVP manhandling the Sixer defense the whole night.
Jrue Holiday finally broke out of his shooting slump, knocking down some threes in the third quarter. He finished the night with 18 points, while Evan Turner logged in 14 points of his own. Philadelphia is now a terrible 9-28 this season on the road, failing to close out games due to sloppy defense and empty results on offense. At one point, the Sixers couldn’t score the basketball for nearly seven minutes during the fourth quarter tonight.The Sixers will now travel to Brooklyn try and pick up a rare road win with just six games left to the season.