Monday is the first game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Miami Heat will take on the Philadelphia 76ers there. The underdog in this matchup is Philadelphia, who is a five-point underdog to the favourite. In the end, there are 207 people.
They beat Toronto 132-97 in Game 6 of their first-round series to make it 4-2 in favour of the 76ers, so they won the game. 47 of 81 field goals were made by Philadelphia, and 16 of 40 three-point attempts were made. This means that Philadelphia had a field goal percentage of 58%. The 76ers made 22 out of 23 free throws, which is 95.7 percent. In total, they got 47 rebounds, with 10 of them coming on the other end. They also made 32 passes in the game, while making one mistake and getting four steals. This is how it worked: In terms of defence, Philadelphia let the other team shoot 39.3% from the field (35 of 89). 37 assists were given out by Toronto in this game. They also made 15 steals. 22 rebounds were also made by both teams. There were also four turnovers. Toronto made 20 of 25 free throws for a free throw percentage of 80.0 percent. They also made 7 of their 35 three-point shots. It was a rough game for both teams. The 76ers got 22 personal fouls and the Raptors got nine.
This game will be played in Philadelphia, which has a record of 51-31 so far this season. It’s 18th in the NBA, and they score 109.9 points per game. They also shoot 46.6 percent from the field. The 76ers make 36.4 percent of their three-point shots (950 of 2,608) and 82.1 percent of their free throws. At 42.3 boards per game and 1,945 assists this season, Philadelphia is ranked 21st by NBA stats. At the end of each game, they turn the ball over 12.5 times, and as a team, they make 19.4 fouls each night.
On defence, the 76ers make 13.3 turnovers and get 19.4 fouls a night. So far this season, their defence has given up 1,932 assists. They are 7th in the NBA. A 45.8% shooting percentage and 44.2 rebounds per game are what the 76ers allow on the other side of the court. They are giving up 34.6 percent 3-point shooting and are 9th in the league in opponents’ points per game, which is good for 9th place in the league (107.3).
By the end of Game 5, the Heat had a 4-1 lead in their first-round series against Atlanta and won it by a score of 97-94. During the game, the Heat had 33 rebounds, 26 of which were defensive rebounds and 7 of which were for the team’s team. There were also 14 turnovers and 12 steals in the game. The Hawks had 19 personal fouls in the game, which led to the Heat making 21 free throws. They made 16 of their free throws, which is 76.2 percent. There were 31 3-point shots that Miami tried, and 7 of them went in, but only seven went in (22.6 percent ). When the final buzzer sounded, the Heat had gone 37 for 82 from the field, which means they had a 45.1 percent chance of making the basket. During the game, the Heat let the Hawks make 31 of their 74 field goal attempts, giving them a 41.9 percent shooting rate. They made 8 of 25 shots from long range and 24 of 28 from the free throw line to end up with a 32.0 percent shooting rate (85.7 percent ). Cleanup: Miami gave Atlanta 30 points when they cleaned up the glass, which is how many points Atlanta got (12 on the offensive glass).
Because of how well they did this season, Miami has a record of 53-29. 20.5 fouls are called on the Heat every game, and they make 80.8 percent of their free throws. They have 25.5 assists per game, which puts them 8th in the league. They turn the ball over 14.6 times per game, though. When the Miami Heat play this season, they score a lot of points. They average 110.0 points per game, and they get 43.7 rebounds per game, too. They are 13th in NBA play when it comes to shooting from the field.
The Heat allow 105.6 points per game, which is fourth in the league. During the course of a game, they force 15.0 turnovers from their opponents and allow their opponents to shoot 44.7 percent from the field (4th in the league). There were 1,064 three-pointers made by the Miami defence out of 3,138. The opponents made 77.9% of their foul shots. In each game, they have given up 23.3 points and 41.7 rebounds, which is fourth and second in the league for each.
Pick: Take Miami (-5)