Spencer Hawes # 00 starts the night out throwing over the Heat defense to put the 76ers on the scoreboard and then comes back with a triple. The 76ers go on to gain a nine-point lead until Zydrunas Ilgauskas # 11 puts the Heat on the scoreboard. Z # 11 comes right back to score 2 more over the 76ers’ defense. A steal by Jodie Meeks # 20 strips Miami of the ball. A series of mishaps sends the ball back and forth from Philadelphia to Miami and back again. Five minutes into the game, the score is 6-13. Jrue Holiday # 11 gets through 3 Heat defenders. LeBron James # 6 passes to Chris Bosh # 1 under the basket but Hawes blocks sending Bosh to the line where he gains a point. Philadelphia gets a 3 second defensive violation. LeBron goes to the line to push Miami’s score to 8. Then LeBron goes to the rim again. (10-15). Dewayne Wade # 3 with the ball gets an immediate swarm of 76ers. Instead of to the basket, Wade goes to the line adding 2. The Heat is down by 3. (12-15). Elton Brand # 42 hits ball out of bound but the Ref calls it Philadelphia’s ball. Louis Williams # 23 adds 2. Tony Battie # 4 adds 2. Wade finger rolls in a basket 14-19. Williams from the corner runs in the paint to the basket. Coming back again, Jrue Holiday throws 3. (14-24). Bosh throws and its good. 16-24. The Heat is down 8 with 2:35 minutes remaining in the 1st quarter. Wade runs up and in adding 2. Thaddeus Young # 21 is called for traveling. (18-26) Young’s defense causes James Jones # 22 to lose the ball. At the other end, LeBron gets the rebound. LeBron passes to Mike Bibby # 0 for 3. Miami trails by 5. (21-26). But Williams # 23 adds 3 before the fist quarter winds to an end pushing the 76ers’ lead to 8, with a score of 21-29.
LeBron James comes back from the 1st quarter jumping to the rim. Young # 21 gets a 2nd traveling call. Joel Anthony # 50 versus Thaddeus Young # 21. Young Intercepts the Heat’s ball with a fast run; but Anthony is thinking about that ring and grabs the lose ball “Give me that ball back.” A pass to LeBron under the basket but 76ers defense grab LeBron around the neck. “Hey, this is basketball not wrestling.” LeBron gets his 2 points at the line instead of at the basket. (25-29). A block by Bosh sends Elton Brand # 42 to the line but the basket is no good. Wade rolls a ball into the basket. (27-32) Joel Anthony is ambidextrous now with left hand scoring. Joel Anthony knows that the best offense is a good defense as he aggressively defends Young causing a 24 second violation by the 76ers. Wade with a difficult shot jumps for 2. Now the Heat is down by 3. (31-34) Wade takes a jab while in the air; first, he levitates; now he’s falling, losing control, grabbing his left shoulder. A Heat turnover sends the race to the other end where Joel Anthony stops Young’s action. At the line, Thaddeus Young # 21 gets his 1st point of the night. (31-40). A fall by Bosh, a foul on Young, adds to at the line. (33-40) Another 24 second violation the ball goes to Bosh, swarmed by 3 white shirts sends the ball out of bounds… Chalmers gets the rebound. Bosh hits a clean shot 35-40… Bosh tries to tell the Ref, “I did not touch that ball.” The replay supports Bosh but the message falls on deaf ears, the Ref gives the ball to the 76ers. LeBron throws a long pass to Wade who over takes 2 – 76ers on his way home. The eveready energizer leaves everybody in the dust. Wade is already up at the basket. (40-43). Now the train is coming, lookout, 1,2,3,4 defending white shirts surround him. Andre Iguodala # 9 fouls him but not before he gets 3 points. Iguodala takes a seat on the bench. LeBron’s rebound is taken by Jodie Meeks # 20 who goes on to add 3.(41-46) A pass by Bosh gets turned over to the 76ers. Then Wade comes back to get 3. James Jones’ corner shot adds 3 (44-46). Evan Turner # 12 responds with 2. Wade, headed to the basket surrounded by 3 defenders, throws a quick pass to Jones in the corner and its good adding another 3. (47-50). Wade, surrounded by 2- 76ers does a reverse to get the basket and a foul adding 1 at the line. The Heat goes into halftime trailing by 2. (50-52)
Coming back in the 3rd quarter after a good half-time laugh, a turnover to the Heat ties the game 52-52. LeBron scores to take Miami into its first lead. Getting his 8th rebound, LeBron’s shot is tipped in by Z. Jodie Meek’s triple brings the 76ers within 1 point of the Heat. (56-55). A tip by Ilgauskas sends the ball from the 76ers to the Heat. However, a moving screen sends the ball back to 76ers, sending them back into the lead. (56-59). A triple by Iguodala # 11 sends the 76ers up by 8. Then a turnover by Iguodala. Bosh is under the basket and under attack. He throws up and Z finishes… Then Z tips in another. Wade and Bosh collide with Elton Brand # 42. The ball rims out sending Bosh to the line with nothing… Wade steals and throws up a long pass to LeBron adding 2. (62-68). LeBron steals, then with a behind the back dribble, LeBron nearly trips but not before getting the ball to Wade who goes up and nearly tears down the rim with 4:21 left in the 3rd quarter. LeBron starts to shoot but then decides to go up to the basket so he charges into the paint. Turning up the heat, Joel Anthony goes up and Wade finishes tying the score 68-68… Young # 21 goes up but meets Joel Anthony at the rim, “Not here,” Anthony defiantly informs him rejecting Young’s attempt. The fans in the Wells Fargo Center are silent. Wade is coming with the ball, but… Lou Williams # 23 runs in to score leaving the Heat frozen. (71-74) With 23 seconds in the 3rd quarter, Elton Brand # 42, bodies LeBron sending LeBron to the line. Chalmers uses a foul to stop the 76ers with 3 seconds left to play in the 3rd quarter. Heat is down by 2 at the end of the 3rd quarter. (73-75)
LeBron comes back in the 4th quarter and throws a 3-pointer to take the Heat into the lead 76-75. LeBron and James battle for the rebound. Bosh for 2 with 2 seconds on the shot clock. Jrue Holiday responds with 2 to keep the score within 1. Bosh throws up and Joel Anthony taps it in to send Miami to a 3-point lead. (82-79) Heat adds another 2. (84-79) Anthony gets a rebound. Wade in the paint gets tangled up by 3- 76ers, resulting in a jump ball. Wade gets his 9th rebound and heads into the lane again with the sharks. Brand gets his 4th foul, sending Wade to the line to add 2, (88-79) With 5 minutes left James Jones gets a rebound but a foul by Jones gives Williams 3 points at the line. With silence in the stands adds 1 of 3. Wade gets the rebound and sends LeBron to the basket giving the Heat a 10-point lead. 90-80. With 3:40 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter, Z gets his 8th offensive rebound. LeBron shoots a 3 and Wade hammers it home. Then Brand responds with 2. (92-86). Bosh scores just in time before the shot clock runs out. Jrue Holiday responds with a long 3 making it a 5-point game with 2 minutes to play. LeBron jumps for 2. (96-89) Young comes back with a hook. It’s a 5-point game with 1:30 left. LeBron loses the ball but James Jones taps the ball to Bosh. Time runs down to 58 seconds. Wade shoots and draws a foul. Heat is up by 5 and Wade goes to the line and adds 2. Louis Williams # 23 throws in 3 from the corner. Heat ball with 13 seconds. A foul sends James Jones to the line with 3 seconds. In the City of Brotherly Love, the Heat goes on to beat the 76ers 100-94. The game points, rebounds, and assists by the 3 kings total 75-31-15.