Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Score , Replay, Highlights, Recap March 6, 2016

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat score , replay highlights and recap March 6, 2016. 76ers vs. Heat: Score, Video Highlights and Recap from March 6.

NBA RECAP

MIAMI — The Miami Heat extended their winning streak to five on Sunday with a 103-98 victory over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers. Philadelphia has now lost 12 games in a row.

Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade each scored 23 points for the Heat, while Luol Deng (12 points and 14 rebounds) and Hassan Whiteside (14 points and 13 rebounds) both tallied double-doubles.

Ish Smith led the way for the Sixers with 21 points.

Dwyane Wade attempted an 18-footer and then sank to one knee, trying to coax the ball in the basket with body English.

The Miami Heat had trouble getting the ball to fall and were on the verge of a dismal defeat Sunday, but rallied from a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Philadelphia 103-98.

The short-handed Sixers, who have the NBA’s worst record (8-55), endured their 12th consecutive loss. Hassan Whiteside had seven blocked shots, including a pivotal one late to help the Heat win their fifth game in a row.

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Wade shot 5 for 15 but still managed 23 points, while Goran Dragic had 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Whiteside shot 4 for 11 but had 14 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.

Ish Smith scored 21 points and Carl Landry added 18 for the Sixers, but they were outscored 30-19 in the final 9 1/2 minutes.

The Heat missed 10 consecutive shots in the second half and went nearly 8 minutes without a basket as the 76ers took a 72-69 lead, and the margin reached 79-73 before Miami rallied. The score put the Heat up 91-87 with 3:21 left, and the Sixers trailed the rest of the way.

The Heat beat Philadelphia for the second time in three nights for their longest regular-season winning streak since an eight-game stretch from Feb. 11 to March 3, 2014.

“We played two games in a row against Philly, and that’s how it’s going to be in the playoffs,” Dragic said. “You’re going to know the opponent really well. They took some things away from us and we had to adjust. We did pretty OK.”

The Heat (37-26) climbed a season-high 11 games over .500 and matched last season’s win total with 19 games remaining. They improved to 8-2 since losing Chris Bosh to a blood clot in his calf.

Smith’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the first half put the 76ers ahead 49-47, but they fell to 5-14 when leading at halftime. Philadelphia dropped to 3-30 on the road.

 

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