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Heat vs 76ers: times, TV, how and where to watch 2022 NBA Playoffs online

The 76ers face Miami in Game 3 of the semi-final but will still be missing star player Joel Embiid as they look for a way back in the series.

Dec 18, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) drives for a shot past Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson (0) during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Bill StreicherUSA TODAY Sports

Top seeds in the East, Miami Heat took a commanding 2-0 series lead against the Philadelphia 76ers, comfortably winning 119-103 at home on Wednesday night as the series heads to Philly for Game 3 tonight.

The Eastern Conference first seed were faced with little resistance against a Sixers side without Joel Embiid protecting the paint, shooting 51.3% from the floor and 48.3% from beyond the arc and Jimmy Butler was transformative on the offensive end for the Heat, finishing with 22 points on eight-of-15 shooting and 12 assists.

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Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat)Michael ReavesAFP

Sixers underwhelm

The Sixers kept turnovers relatively low with eight but did not generate great shots either, coming up with 17 assists for the night and connecting on a poor 26.7% of three-point attempts.

76ers coach Doc Rivers will hope that a packed crowd at the Wells Fargo Centre can inspire his men to clawing back a game with his team second best to the team from Florida in both semi-final games to date.

Embiid highly unlikely to feature

The absence of Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid during the series against the Miami Heat can’t be overstated. The star player suffered a concussion and broken orbital bone against the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs last week. Sixers coach Doc Rivers explained that Embiid was “doing a lot better,” however he went on to claim that he did not want to give any “false hope” ahead of their key third game with the Heat. He looked good, as far as talking,” Rivers said. “But he’s got so many steps to go through, and I don’t think he’s cleared any of them right now. So we just have to wait and see.”

Embiid’s return, even at less than 100% may boost Philly’s hopes but that boost is unlikely to come until at least Game 4.

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Doc RiversRob FergusonUSA TODAY Sports

When is Heat-76ers Game 3?

Date: Friday 6 May 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. PDT

Location: Wells Fargo Centre, Philadelphia

Find out what time the Heat-76ers game tips off wherever you are in the world

Heat-76ers Game 3: How and where to watch

TV channel: ESPN

Live stream: ESPN app

Follow live on AS USA

You can follow our live text coverage here on AS USA as our very own Dane Arlauckas brings you all the action and reaction from Philly as it happens. He’ll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of tip-off, and all the way through the final buzzer.