Philadelphia 76ers: 3 takeaways from Game 2 vs. Heat

Philadelphia 76ers: 3 takeaways from Game 2 vs. Heat

The playoffs are all about adjustments, and now it is the 76ers ' turn.

Winslow, Miami's 2015 first round pick, has not only enjoyed his newfound wiggle room to make more of his presence felt on the defensive end, he's also developed a bit of an old-school nasty side. If all goes according to plan, the Sixers will use some of the factors from Game 2 to improve moving forward to give them a better chance of taking down the Heat. He wore a Phantom of the Opera mask to Game 1 of the Sixers' first-round playoff match-up with the Miami Heat and surprised the crowd when he rang the ceremonial liberty bell before the game.He seemed like he was having fun.

The 76ers are going to have to make more 3 point shots if they want to win game 3. Six offensive rebounds is an impressive stat by itself, but what does not show up on the score card is Ilyasova's hustle on almost every rebounding battle with the Heat's interior players. But coach Brett Brown says there's no change in the All-Star center's status.

Getting open and moving without the ball are such underrated skills.

"They probably feel they have a blueprint to beat us, and we expect a similar approach", said Redick, who scored 11 points and shot 1 for 7 on threes in Game 2.

"It's just in my DNA", Wade said.

"A byproduct of that and probably part of their strategy, if you are physical, you are going to foul, the game becomes choppy, and the game was played at their pace", Redick said. "What that translates in regards of when he will play again with us on the court, we don't know".

Game 3 between the Heat and the Sixers will take place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami Thursday. Remember the Sixers won 28 games last year and 10 the year before that. Simmons dished out 14 assists.

Intensity, especially in the playoffs is the key to success.

Following Miami's 113-103 win over the 76ers in Philadelphia Monday night, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne asked Wade what got into him Monday night and he simply said "Kevin Hart". He had surgery later in the week, and missed the final eight games of the regular season with the hope that he'd be back for the playoffs.

Hart was spotted talking trash to Heat players during pregame warmups Monday and it continued into the game, leading to a few exchanges between him and Wade.

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