Olynyk helps Heat to Game 2 victory over 76ers

Center Joel Embiid will be a spectator once again when the 76ers take on the Miami Heat Monday night in Game 2 of the NBA Eastern conference playoff series. Embiid was ruled out by head coach Brett Brown Sunday. The 76ers lead the series 1-0

If my assumption is correct, that means Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will make necessary adjustments to combat the Sixer's firepower.

Simmons continuously picked apart the Heat's defense, finding open shooter after open shooter which led to 18 made 3-pointers on the night.

Wade drilled his first seven shots of the game and in the process passed Larry Bird for 10th on the NBA's career playoff points list. However, crucial misses eventually led to Wade burying multiple buckets to seal the game late on.

But the hosts were then obliterated in the second period as the Heat went on a scoring spree, with Wade amassing 21 first half points.

The defeat marks the Sixers' first loss since their March 13 defeat to the Indiana Pacers and despite previously going 9-0 without injured star center Joel Embiid, his absence was especially felt this game with the 24-year-old later expressing his frustration on Instagram, stating he was "f--g sick and exhausted of being babied". For Joel Embiid, however, the defeat was especially bitter.

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Brown admitted afterward it was the type of game where he wished Embiid was playing before responding to his social media post.

Embiid has been out since suffering a fractured orbital bone and concussion on March 28 versus the New York Knicks.

"He just wants to play basketball, to be with his team, to play in front of the fans", Brown said. Unable to reach an agreement, the team traded him to the Atlanta Hawks on February 22, 2017, with a 2017 second-round pick, for Tiago Splitter and two 2017 second-round picks.

"If it was my decision, I would play", Embiid said, "but I can't get back out on the court if I don't have the OK from them".

The 7-foot forward had 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals in a 113-103 victory over hometown Philadelphia in Game 2 on Monday.

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