76ers defend home court

The 76ers faced elimination on Easter Sunday, against the Heat.

After losing the first three games of the first round NBA playoff series…the 76ers had an opportunity to force a Game 5 with a win. Philadelphia began on a high level, as they established a double-digit lead early in the 1st quarter…however Miami led by one 46-45 at the half.

The Heat continued to stay ahead of the Sixers until late in the 4th quarter, as the home team had excellent guard play from Evan Turner, Jrue Holiday, and Lou Williams.

When the team told Doug Collins in the huddle late in the game, “We’re going back to Miami,” his reply was a simple one.

“I’ll be there with you,” said Collins, the Sixers coach.

Williams sank a 3-pointer with 8.1 seconds left over Dwyane Wade, which proved to be the game winner. “D-Wade gave me a little room and I was able to knock it down,” Williams said. “We’ve always been a team that fought, all the way until the end. I just wanted to give us an opportunity to win the basketball game.”

Lou Williams and rookie Evan Turner led the team with 17-points each, while Andre Iguodala had 16-points, and Elton Brand added 15-points and 11-rebounds.

Game 5 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th at 7PM EST.

Tags: Andre Iguodala, Doug Collins, Dwyane Wade, Elton Brand, Evan Turner, Jrue Holiday, Lou Williams, Miami Heat, NBA Playoffs, Philadelphia 76ers, Wells Fargo Center

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