After cruising to a pair of wins to open their playoff series against Philadelphia, the Heat suddenly finds themselves in a tight battle to keep their season alive.
Miami dropped both games to the Sixers over the weekend, including 116-108 on Sunday. Philly received a major boost from the return of superstar center Joel Embiid, who missed the first two games of the series.
The Sixers got 31 points from James Harden, including 16 in the fourth quarter, as Miami tried to rally.
Jimmy Butler scored 40 points for the Heat.
The series, tied 2-2, returns to Miami on Tuesday.
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