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Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers: Match Preview and Predictions - 23rd November 2019

Jason Mills
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Published 23 Nov 2019, 11:56 IST
23 Nov 2019, 11:56 IST


Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler

Match Details

Fixture: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers

Date & Time: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 7:30 pm. ET.

Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Last game results

Miami Heat (11-3): 116-108 win over Chicago Bulls (Friday, November 22nd, 2019)

Philadelphia 76ers (10-5): 115-104 victory over San Antonio Spurs (Friday, November 22nd, 2019)

Miami Heat Preview

The 2019 off-season was used to shake up and reform the Miami Heat Roster. New additions included four rookies and the free agent acquisition of Jimmy Butler by sign and trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. At the moment, the changes have been good for the Miami Heat who are 11-3 to start this season. 

Last night, they procured their 11th win in a 116-108 victory over the Bulls for their fifth road victory of the year. Miami is now 9-1 in their last 10 games and arrives in Philadelphia on a five-game winning streak. 

Key Player: Jimmy Butler

Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers
Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

Jimmy Butler has come a long way since he was drafted in the 2011 NBA Draft’s first round. He is a 6’7 small forward/shooting guard who has significant value in the modern style of the game as he is a clutch shooter from long-range and can defend multiple positions.

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He is, for the moment, has a three point accuracy of 29%. On Friday night, Butler scored 27 points, dished out 7 assists and grabbed 5 rebounds in Miami’s victory over the Chicago Bulls. 

Heat’s predicted lineup

Jimmy Butler, Kendrick Nunn, Ducan Robinson, Myers Leonard, Bam Adebayo

Philadelphia 76ers Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be a serious contender for the Eastern Conference Title in 2020. They have started this season respectably with a 10-5 record. Friday night, they beat the San Antonio Spurs 115-104. 

The 76ers were led by Tobias Harris’ 26 points, a double-double by Joel Embiid with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and a Ben Simmons triple-double with 10 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds. The 76ers are perfect at home this season, at 6-0, and have won three straight games.

Key Player:Tobias Harris

San Antonio Spurs v Philadelphia 76ers
San Antonio Spurs v Philadelphia 76ers

Tobias Harris was a key acquisition by Philadelphia general manager Elton Brand last season in a deal worked out with the LA Clippers. Harris re-signed during the off-season and is again a significant contributor to the 76ers’ on-court success this campaign. He is the team's second-leading scorer averaging 17.4 points per game and is shooting at an accuracy of 48.7 percent this season.

76ers’ predicted lineup

Ben Simmons, Furkan Korkmaz, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid, Al Horford

Heat vs 76ers Match Prediction

The 76ers were hot on Friday night in their win over San Antonio as they shot 51. 7 percent for the game. Also, they recorded 32 assists and 46 field goals, led by Ben Simmons with 10. Philadelphia will also likely be without Josh Richardson who is out with a hip injury.

The Miami Heat was also making all the right passes as they recorded 33 assists on their 39 field goals made. However, they will need to value their possessions as they turned the ball over 19 times against the Bulls. 

Miami will need to do a better job of defending the painted area as they were outscored 58-44 in the paint by Chicago, Friday night. Their opponents on Saturday, Philadelphia, is sixth in the NBA averaging 51.7 points in the paint per game.

The 76ers should extend their home winning streak to seven games.

Where to watch Heat vs 76ers?

You can stream the game live online with NBA League Pass. The game can be watched on tv on NBC Sports Philadelphia and Fox Sports Sun.

Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:07 IST
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