First Round Preview: Miami Heat versus Philadelphia 76ers

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Overview

The NBA regular season is officially over. The Miami Heat finished the season with a 44-38 record. This is the best record the Heat have had since the 2013-14 season. The Heat have had a great season and have captured the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. This means they will be matched up against the third-seeded Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

The 76ers have been playing superb lately. The team managed to rattle off 16 straight wins before the end of the regular season. This streak set a new franchise record for most consecutive wins. The 76ers are as hot as they have ever been. Led by Ben Simmons, it’s hard to imagine they will be upset in the first round of the playoffs.

However, anyone who has watched the Miami Heat in recent years understands that they are no joke. Despite missing the luxury of having a superstar player to take over games, the Heat are filled to the brim with talented role players. This team is guaranteed to put up a strong fight and may even be able to shock the 76ers.

Today, let’s break down the full matchup between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers. We will look at the key matchup, a few X-factor players and what each team will need to do in order to advance to the next round.

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