Miami Wins Crucial Game 5

Miami Wins Crucial Game 5

Jude Jackson, Cub Reporter

The Miami Heat pick up a key win in the playoffs at home against Philadelphia 120-85. 

Jimmy Butler scored 23 points to help lift the Heat against the 76ers on Tuesday night, beating a lackluster Philadelphia team who turned the ball over 15 times and shot 36% percent from the field. 

Miami beat the 76ers by 35 points which is a complete domination considering this was a playoff game. Miami had the lead from the first quarter and didn’t turn back. 

MVP candidate Joel Embiid had a tough night for his standards finishing with 17 points. 

Although Philadelphia had a poor night Miami was shooting lights out with them making just over 50% of their attempts. 

Miami had 7 players finishing with over 10 points and not just Jimmy Butler had a great performance, guard Max Strus did well finishing with a double-double with 19 points and 10 assists. 

Miami will need to pick up 1 more win in order to advance to the conference finals, while Philadelphia is avoiding elimination in the same place they got eliminated last season. 

Philadelphia will have one more chance to stay in the series on Thursday as Miami are looking to advance into the next round.