Miami, Philadelphia square off with series tied 2-2
Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (53-29, first in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Heat -3.5; over/under is 210
EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat host the Philadelphia 76ers in game five of the Eastern Conference second round with the series tied 2-2. The 76ers beat the Heat 116-108 in the last meeting. James Harden led the 76ers with 31 points, and Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 40 points.
The Heat have gone 35-17 against Eastern Conference teams. Miami is eighth in the league with 25.5 assists per game led by Kyle Lowry averaging 7.5.
The 76ers are 32-20 in Eastern Conference play. Philadelphia is 6-6 in games decided by less than 4 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler Herro is shooting 44.7% and averaging 20.7 points for the Heat. Max Strus is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.
Tyrese Maxey is averaging 17.5 points and 4.3 assists for the 76ers. Joel Embiid is averaging 24.9 points and 11.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 6-4, averaging 107.0 points, 40.6 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 8.2 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.2 points per game.
76ers: 6-4, averaging 107.9 points, 39.8 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.1 points.
INJURIES: Heat: Dewayne Dedmon: out (head).
76ers: Isaiah Joe: out (ankle), Joel Embiid: day to day (face/thumb).