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Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers: Injury Updates, Predicted Lineups and Starting 5 – January 14th, 2021 | NBA Season 2020-21

Joel Embiid was in full flow in the first game between Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid was in full flow in the first game between Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers
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Modified 14 Jan 2021, 22:11 IST
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The Miami Heat play their second consecutive NBA game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Well Fargo Center on Thursday.

The Philadelphia 76ers are weakened by injuries but won their last game against the Heat, as Joel Embiid came up with a monster 45-point performance.

The Miami Heat have also suffered through injuries and are coming into this game missing multiple starters. They come up against a Philadelphia 76ers who have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season despite missing players.

Both Simmons and Embiid are expected to start for the Philadelphia 76ers
Both Simmons and Embiid are expected to start for the Philadelphia 76ers

With both teams struggling for numbers, the game promises to be close.

The Philadelphia 76ers will be looking to get their ninth win of the season while the Miami Heat, who have had an underwhelming start to the season, will be eyeing their fifth win in their 10th game.

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Injury Updates

The Miami heat are missing Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo due to safety and health related protocols.

Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn are also missing which means the Miami Heat will be struggling for numbers.

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On the other hand, the Philadelphia 76ers have Seth Curry and Tobias Harris missing. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have also been listed as doubtful, although both are expected to start.

This is in addition to Shake Milton, Matisse Thybull and Terrance Ferguson, who are all expected to sit out of the game.

Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers: Predicted Lineups

With the injury list pretty much the same as their last matchup, both the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to have the same starting 5 as the last time around.

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For the Heat, Tyler Herro will be paired with Duncan Robinson at the Guard position, while Gabe Wilson, Kelly Olynyk, and Meyers Leonard are also expected to feature.

The Philadelphia 76ers will be counting on Joel Embiid again, while Tyrese Maxey and Ben Simmons are expected to start at the Guard positions.

The absence of Harris means that Mike Scott will again be expected to start at the Forward position, with Danny Green.

Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are missing for the Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are missing for the Miami Heat

Miami Heat Predicted Lineup

G Duncan Robinson, G Tyler Herro, Gabe Vincent, F Kelly Olynyk, C Meyers Leonard.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have enough firepower to blow past Miami Heat
The Philadelphia 76ers have enough firepower to blow past Miami Heat

Philadelphia 76ers' Predicted Lineup

G Tyrese Maxey, G Shake Milton, F Danny Green, F Mike Scott, C Joel Embiid.

Published 14 Jan 2021, 22:11 IST
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