Rookie of the Year candidate Ben Simmons has shouldered much of the responsibility in Embiid's absence, finishing Game 1 with 17 points, 14 assists and 9 rebounds.
The outstanding shooting guard platoon of JJ Redick and Marco Belinelli kept up their hot shooting by combining for 53 points on 8-of-13 from beyond the arc.
"If it was my decision, I would play, but I can't get back out on the court if I don't have the OK from them", Embiid told ESPN before Sunday's game. The Heat, on the other hand, were led by Kelly Olynyk's 26 points. However, should they play similar to how they played in Game 1, it will be very tough for the Heat to even win a game. But they weren't the only ones who were feeling it from beyond the arc.
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He made a cameo when he participated in the team's ceremonial pregame bell ringing while wearing a "Phantom of the Opera" mask.
Nov 21, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid fakes his shot against Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside. Dragic, in particular, will need to snap out of his recent funk and provide the spark the Heat desperately need.
Getting out to a big lead early might bode well for a team that is missing a crucial part of their offense in Embiid. They used a 15-0 run in the third in their first postseason game in five seasons under Brown to get the rout rolling.
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"We had a nice team dinner, went over the game plan, shared a message from Julius Erving, Charles Barkley and Allen Iverson, exchanged some stories, some well swishes, and we wake up this morning and reset the game plan", 76ers coach Brett Brown said. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra agreed with that approach, but with a caveat after Saturday's game.
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