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Heat edge 76ers in nail-biter encounter

In a thrilling showdown, the Miami Heat (30-25) narrowly defeated the Philadelphia 76ers (32-22) with a final score of 109-104, marking their second consecutive victory before the NBA All-Star break.

Bam Adebayo emerged as a dominant force for the Heat, contributing 23 points and 14 rebounds. Joining Adebayo in the scoring effort was Tyler Herro, who matched his teammate’s 23 points, while sharpshooter Duncan Robinson added 20 points to propel the Heat to their fourth win in five games.

Despite a valiant effort from the 76ers, led by Tyrese Maxey’s 30-point performance, Philadelphia fell short in the absence of key players, including Joel Embiid, who was sidelined due to a left knee meniscus procedure.

In the absence of newly acquired Kyle Lowry, who was unavailable to make his debut for the 76ers, Philadelphia faced additional challenges with several key players sidelined due to various injuries.

Similarly, the Heat navigated the contest without the services of Jimmy Butler, Josh Richardson, Terry Rozier, and Dru Smith.

Game Recap: Heat 109, 76ers 104
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