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Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Dwyane Wade snuffed out one 76ers' rally by popping a 16-foot fadeaway with the shot clock ticking down. Wade made a halfhearted attempt at reaching his hand out toward a fallen defender before he scooted on his way.

Wade was up, the Sixers were down and suddenly, a series.

The Heat had to have this one - a brooding Joel Embiid is angling for a comeback.

Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers' 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night and even the first-round playoff series.

''It's just in my DNA,'' Wade said. ''I love the stage.''

The 36-year-old flashed the form of a three-time NBA champion with the Heat, not the journeyman who bounced around the last two seasons with forgettable stints in Chicago and Cleveland.

Wade made 11 of 17 shots and put on a show in the second quarter and put it away in the fourth.

''I saw moments,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. ''That's what defines Dwyane Wade.''

The 76ers could soon get their defining Process moment from Embiid.

The Sixers sorely needed Embiid, their All-Star center out with a broken orbital bone, to settle them as they fell in a quick a 16-point hole.

The Sixers lost for the first time since March 13 to Indiana. They won 16 straight to end the regular season and the first game of the playoffs and played their 10th straight game without Embiid.

''You need Joel Embiid,'' Sixers coach Brett Brown said.

Embiid went on Instagram after the game and wrote, ''sick and tired of being babied.''

Pack the black mask for Miami.

''Joel is a superstar. Of course we're missing him offensively, defensively,'' Sixers forward Dario Saric said. ''He's a guy who wants to play all the time. I can't wait for Joel to come back and help us because we're a better team with him.''

Even without Embiid, the Sixers trimmed the lead to two points late in the fourth.

Philly fans were going wild and suddenly the home-court edge that had made the Sixers unbeatable for a month seemed like it would perk the team back up for one more notch on the winning streak.

Not so fast.

Ersan Ilyasova made a tip shot to close to 98-96 but Wade answered and stripped Saric and finished on the other end with a basket that steadied the Heat.

The series shifts to Miami for Game 3 on Thursday.

Wade's play resembled his glory days at times and he carried the Heat in a sensational second quarter that was the difference. He pump-faked his way to 15 points in the quarter - impressive enough, even moreso that he outscored the potent Sixers by two points.

Wade made his first seven shots of the game and passed Larry Bird for 10th on the NBA's career postseason scoring list.

''I play the game for these moments,'' Wade said.

After a Game 1 victory where they couldn't miss, the Sixers couldn't make a big bucket in the first half. The Sixers made a team playoff-record 18 3s in Game 1 and missed a whopping 16 of 18 3s in the first half.

The Heat slowed the game down - exactly the kind of style where the Sixers needed Embiid in the middle - and used a collective of defenders on Ben Simmons that rattled the rookie point guard early.

The passing-and-pushing offense that got the Sixers to the No. 3 seed in the East failed them for the first time since early March.

But there was life left in the fourth.

Saric was fouled by Wade and sank both from the line to make it 91-82 and he followed with a 3 the next time down that sent the crowd into a frenzy. Saric broke up a pass on defense that led to a Simmons dunk and suddenly 18 straight wins was within reach.

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

''We played Game 1 like a regular-season game and tonight was a playoff game,'' Wade said.

Simmons, who had a triple-double in the opener, led the Sixers with 24 points and Saric had 23.

''I hate this feeling but maybe it's a good reminder for everybody for next game to lock in,'' Simmons said.

TIP-INS

Heat: Goran Dragic scored 20 points and James Johnson had 18.

76ers: Philly native and Hollywood star Kevin Hart rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell and sat courtside a few seats down from Allen Iverson.

Wade said he was motivated by Hart's trash talk. ''To be able to hush a crowd, that's a great feeling,'' Wade said.

LINEUP CHANGE

Ilyasova got the start at center for the first time in Embiid's absence over Amir Johnson.

REMEMBERING GREER

The 76ers held a moment of silence for Hall of Famer Hal Greer. Greer died Saturday after a brief illness. He was 81. He's the 76ers' career leader in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played.

''He was a graceful man. He was class. He was a gentleman,'' Brown said.

UP NEXT

Game 3 is Thursday and Game 4 is Saturday in Miami.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:35 +2 James Johnson made driving layup, assist by Josh Richardson 2-0
11:20 +2 JJ Redick made finger-roll layup, assist by Dario Saric 2-2
11:10   Tyler Johnson missed jump shot  
11:07   Defensive rebound by Ersan Ilyasova  
11:01   Ben Simmons missed driving layup, blocked by Josh Richardson  
10:58   Defensive rebound by Goran Dragic  
10:45 +3 James Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyler Johnson 5-2
10:16 +2 Dario Saric made floating jump shot, assist by Robert Covington 5-4
10:06 +2 Goran Dragic made floating jump shot 7-4
9:57   Dario Saric missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:56   Team rebound  
9:56   Personal foul on Josh Richardson  
9:53 +2 Dario Saric made reverse layup, assist by Robert Covington 7-6
9:38 +2 Goran Dragic made jump shot 9-6
9:26 +2 Ben Simmons made layup, assist by JJ Redick 9-8
9:04   Josh Richardson missed floating jump shot  
8:59   Offensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
8:59   Hassan Whiteside missed dunk  
8:59   Offensive rebound by James Johnson  
8:56   Josh Richardson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:54   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
8:51   Robert Covington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Josh Richardson  
8:43   Tyler Johnson missed reverse layup, blocked by Ben Simmons  
8:41   Offensive rebound by Tyler Johnson  
8:34   Goran Dragic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:28   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
8:28   Personal foul on Hassan Whiteside  
8:18   JJ Redick missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:13   Offensive rebound by Dario Saric  
8:10   Dario Saric missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:06   Defensive rebound by Goran Dragic  
8:02   Offensive foul on Goran Dragic  
8:02   Offensive foul on Goran Dragic  
7:45   Dario Saric missed layup, blocked by Hassan Whiteside  
7:42   Defensive rebound by Tyler Johnson  
7:34 +2 Goran Dragic made driving layup, assist by Tyler Johnson 11-8
7:25   Personal foul on Goran Dragic  
7:19   Personal foul on Wayne Ellington  
7:08   Amir Johnson missed floating jump shot  
7:06   Offensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
7:03 +2 Amir Johnson made floating jump shot 11-10
6:43   Lost ball turnover on Justise Winslow, stolen by Dario Saric  
6:39 +3 Marco Belinelli made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ben Simmons 11-13
6:20   Justise Winslow missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:16   Defensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
6:07   Robert Covington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:04   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
5:57   Wayne Ellington missed jump shot  
5:53   Defensive rebound by Robert Covington  
5:46   Bad pass turnover on Dario Saric, stolen by James Johnson  
5:29   Wayne Ellington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:24   Defensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
5:07   Dario Saric missed hook shot, blocked by Justise Winslow  
5:04   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
4:43   Justise Winslow missed driving layup, blocked by Robert Covington  
4:41   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
4:30   Robert Covington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:26   Offensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
4:26 +2 Ben Simmons made dunk 11-15
4:18 +3 Wayne Ellington made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Richardson 14-15
3:58 +2 Marco Belinelli made jump shot, assist by Dario Saric 14-17
3:45   Offensive foul on Hassan Whiteside  
3:45   Offensive foul on Hassan Whiteside  
3:37 +2 Ersan Ilyasova made jump shot, assist by Ben Simmons 14-19
3:18   Wayne Ellington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:16   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
3:12   Personal foul on Wayne Ellington  
3:12 +1 Marco Belinelli made 1st of 2 free throws 14-20
3:12   Marco Belinelli missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:08   Offensive rebound by Ersan Ilyasova  
3:08 +2 Ersan Ilyasova made dunk 14-22
2:54 +2 Dwyane Wade made floating jump shot 16-22
2:44   Shooting foul on Justise Winslow  
2:44 +1 Marco Belinelli made 1st of 3 free throws 16-23
2:44 +1 Marco Belinelli made 2nd of 3 free throws 16-24
2:44 +1 Marco Belinelli made 3rd of 3 free throws 16-25
2:31   Wayne Ellington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:27   Defensive rebound by Ersan Ilyasova  
2:17   Offensive foul on Amir Johnson  
2:17   Offensive foul on Amir Johnson  
2:04 +2 Dwyane Wade made jump shot 18-25
1:48   Marco Belinelli missed jump shot  
1:42   Offensive rebound by Ersan Ilyasova  
1:42 +2 Ersan Ilyasova made floating jump shot 18-27
1:35   Shooting foul on Ersan Ilyasova  
1:35   Bam Adebayo missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:35   Team rebound  
1:35   Bam Adebayo missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:33   Defensive rebound by Richaun Holmes  
1:11   Markelle Fultz missed jump shot  
1:07   Defensive rebound by Dwyane Wade  
1:01 +2 Dwyane Wade made driving layup 20-27
0:48   Marco Belinelli missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:45 +2 Ersan Ilyasova made dunk 20-29
0:45   Offensive rebound by Ersan Ilyasova  
0:33   Offensive foul on Kelly Olynyk  
0:33   Offensive foul on Kelly Olynyk  
0:24   Markelle Fultz missed reverse layup  
0:22   Defensive rebound by Justise Winslow  
0:04   Personal foul on Richaun Holmes  
0:04 +1 Kelly Olynyk made 1st of 2 free throws 21-29
0:04 +1 Kelly Olynyk made 2nd of 2 free throws 22-29
0:00   Markelle Fultz missed layup  
0:00   Team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:46   Dario Saric missed fade-away jump shot  
11:44   Defensive rebound by Dwyane Wade  
11:26   Kelly Olynyk missed floating jump shot  
11:21   Bam Adebayo missed dunk  
11:21   Offensive rebound by Bam Adebayo  
11:20   Offensive rebound by Bam Adebayo  
11:20   Bam Adebayo missed dunk  
11:19   Bam Adebayo missed dunk  
11:19   Offensive rebound by Bam Adebayo  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Dario Saric  
11:13   Kicked ball violation  
11:04   JJ Redick missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:03   Team rebound  
11:03   Personal foul on Richaun Holmes  
10:48 +2 Dwyane Wade made jump shot 24-29
10:40   Offensive foul on Markelle Fultz  
10:40   Offensive foul on Markelle Fultz  
10:34   Personal foul on Marco Belinelli  
10:25   Bad pass turnover on Dwyane Wade, stolen by Dario Saric  
10:19   Ersan Ilyasova missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:18   Team rebound  
10:18   Personal foul on Dario Saric  
10:00 +2 Hassan Whiteside made alley-oop shot, assist by Dwyane Wade 26-29
9:44   Dario Saric missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:42   Team rebound  
9:36   Marco Belinelli missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:33   Defensive rebound by Dwyane Wade  
9:25   Traveling violation turnover on Hassan Whiteside  
9:17   Personal foul on Rodney McGruder  
9:10   Ben Simmons missed jump shot  
9:07   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
9:00   Shooting foul on T.J. McConnell  
9:00 +1 Dwyane Wade made 1st of 2 free throws 27-29
9:00 +1 Dwyane Wade made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-29
8:44   Bad pass turnover on Ersan Ilyasova, stolen by Dwyane Wade  
8:33 +2 Dwyane Wade made jump shot, assist by Kelly Olynyk 30-29
8:09 +2 Dario Saric made floating jump shot, assist by Robert Covington 30-31
7:52 +2 Dwyane Wade made jump shot 32-31
7:40   Ben Simmons missed driving layup  
7:37   Defensive rebound by Justise Winslow  
7:29   Justise Winslow missed layup  
7:29   Offensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
7:29   Shooting foul on Dario Saric  
7:29 +1 Hassan Whiteside made 1st of 2 free throws 33-31
7:29 +1 Hassan Whiteside made 2nd of 2 free throws 34-31
7:16   Offensive foul on Ben Simmons  
7:16   Offensive foul on Ben Simmons  
7:05   Bad pass turnover on Dwyane Wade, stolen by Ersan Ilyasova  
7:00   Robert Covington missed layup  
6:58   Defensive rebound by Kelly Olynyk  
6:53   Shooting foul on Ersan Ilyasova  
6:53   Dwyane Wade missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:53   Team rebound  
6:53 +1 Dwyane Wade made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-31
6:53   Personal foul on Hassan Whiteside  
6:49   Lost ball turnover on Marco Belinelli, stolen by Wayne Ellington  
6:43 +2 Justise Winslow made turnaround jump shot, assist by Wayne Ellington 37-31
6:24   Bad pass turnover on Ersan Ilyasova, stolen by Kelly Olynyk  
6:17   Wayne Ellington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:14   Defensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
6:03   Ersan Ilyasova missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:00   Defensive rebound by James Johnson  
5:46   Shooting foul on Ben Simmons  
5:46 +1 James Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 38-31
5:46   James Johnson missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:44   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
5:38   Personal foul on Josh Richardson  
5:38   Team rebound  
5:38   JJ Redick missed free throw  
5:34   Personal foul on Justise Winslow  
5:21   JJ Redick missed jump shot, blocked by Josh Richardson  
5:18   Defensive rebound by Josh Richardson  
5:13 +2 Josh Richardson made jump shot, assist by James Johnson 40-31
4:50   Personal foul on James Johnson  
4:50 +1 Ben Simmons made 1st of 2 free throws 40-32
4:50 +1 Ben Simmons made 2nd of 2 free throws 40-33
4:39 +2 Kelly Olynyk made jump shot, assist by Goran Dragic 42-33
4:25 +3 JJ Redick made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ben Simmons 42-36
4:07   Josh Richardson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:03   Defensive rebound by Ersan Ilyasova  
3:48   Shooting foul on Kelly Olynyk  
3:48 +1 JJ Redick made 1st of 2 free throws 42-37
3:48   JJ Redick missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:45   Defensive rebound by James Johnson  
3:28 +2 Goran Dragic made jump shot 44-37
3:19 +2 Ben Simmons made driving layup 44-39
3:04 +3 Goran Dragic made 3-pt. jump shot 47-39
2:53   Ben Simmons missed fade-away jump shot  
2:50   Defensive rebound by Justise Winslow  
2:48   Out of bounds turnover on James Johnson  
2:36   Robert Covington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:32   Defensive rebound by James Johnson  
2:27 +2 James Johnson made floating jump shot 49-39
2:27   Personal foul on Ersan Ilyasova  
2:27 +1 James Johnson made free throw 50-39
2:25   Personal foul on Justise Winslow  
2:25   Team rebound  
2:25   Ben Simmons missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:25 +1 Ben Simmons made 2nd of 2 free throws 50-40
2:07 +2 Dwyane Wade made jump shot 52-40
1:58   Dario Saric missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:54   Defensive rebound by James Johnson  
1:49   Josh Richardson missed jump shot  
1:45   Defensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
1:28   Robert Covington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:23   Offensive rebound by Dario Saric  
1:23 +2 Dario Saric made layup 52-42
1:06   Shooting foul on JJ Redick  
1:06 +1 Dwyane Wade made 1st of 2 free throws 53-42
1:06 +1 Dwyane Wade made 2nd of 2 free throws 54-42
0:54   Bad pass turnover on Robert Covington, stolen by James Johnson  
0:51   Out of bounds turnover on James Johnson  
0:45   Marco Belinelli missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:42   Defensive rebound by Tyler Johnson  
0:36   Dwyane Wade missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:33   Defensive rebound by Robert Covington  
0:29   Ben Simmons missed layup  
0:29   Defensive rebound by Bam Adebayo  
0:08 +2 Dwyane Wade made finger-roll layup 56-42
0:01   Marco Belinelli missed jump shot  
0:01   Defensive rebound by Bam Adebayo  
0:01   Bam Adebayo missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Ben Simmons  
0:01   Team rebound  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:36 +2 Amir Johnson made dunk, assist by JJ Redick 56-44
11:17   Goran Dragic missed jump shot  
11:14   Defensive rebound by Dario Saric  
11:06   Dario Saric missed layup, blocked by Josh Richardson  
11:03   Defensive rebound by James Johnson  
11:00   Bad pass turnover on James Johnson, stolen by Amir Johnson  
10:50 +2 Ben Simmons made layup 56-46
10:34   Personal foul on JJ Redick  
10:23   Shooting foul on Amir Johnson  
10:23 +1 Goran Dragic made 1st of 2 free throws 57-46
10:23 +1 Goran Dragic made 2nd of 2 free throws 58-46
10:04 +2 Ben Simmons made reverse layup 58-48
9:53   Goran Dragic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:45   Defensive rebound by Amir Johnson  
9:38 +3 Dario Saric made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ben Simmons 58-51
9:25   Offensive foul on Hassan Whiteside  
9:25