Olynyk helps Heat to Game 2 victory over 76ers

NBA playoffs: Heat end Sixers' streak to tie series at 1-1

The best player in Miami Heat history was the catalyst for their upset win in Game 2. He had 21 points in the first half, then a couple key plays late - including a steal that led to a run-out dunk - to settle the Heat down during a Sixers run.

The Miami Heat got ran off the floor in Game 1 of their series against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Heat slowed the tempo by guarding Ben Simmons in the backcourt. He went into halftime with 21 points.

Wade contributed with baskets, assists and free throws over the final 4 minutes to close out the win.

He was well backed-up by Goran Dragic who scored 20 points. Johnson made all seven of his shots.

The Sixers are in the postseason for the first time since 2011-12, and he's unable to help his team.

Wade stepped into the time machine.

The Heat halted that in game two by sending a rotation of defenders to get in Simmons' face and harass his shooters.

And there were some tough buckets.

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Mourinho said the there was no continuity or fluidity in the team's play on Sunday, but he said he thought the result was harsh. Mourinho felt that his side allowed their opponents too much time to get into shape when they were on the attack.

Wade saw the play coming.

The Warriors - still missing the injured talisman Stephen Curry - outclassed a physical San Antonio from three-point range in a devastating display of scoring.

The 76ers were unconscious from three-point range in Game 1 shooting a sizzling 64%. In Game 1 they laid back on him and dared him to shoot, but instead he dribbled into that space and made passes or hit little floaters over guys. Covington and J.J. Redick combined to shoot 2 of 16. The Sixers' shot selection was also questionable, especially as they tried to cap off their comeback. Dario Saric added 23 points, and Marco Belinelli had 16 off the bench.

Joel Embiid has had enough.

The Heat had a lot it wanted to improve upon after getting crushed by the Sixers in Game 1 of these playoffs.

The visitors continued to rally in the second quarter and had moved into a 53-47 at half-time. Justise Winslow only scored two points, but he made his presence felt with hounding defense on the rookie.

"But in the second half we matched that effort level and physicality and were able to get that upper hand".

Simmons had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists. But the second-quarter drought put the Sixers in a huge hole that they couldn't dig themselves out of.

Ersan Ilyasova had a big game versus the Miami Heat on Saturday and is rewarded with the starting center job, at least for Monday. The series is now even at a game a piece with Game 3 scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday in Miami.

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