It was close.
Thaddeus Young brought the 76ers back in the game during the third quarter. He had 16 points and 5 rebounds in the quarter as the 76ers outscored the Heat 27-20.
Evan Turner added 15 points (7-13 from the field), to go along with 5 assists, as well as spirited defense on LeBron.
Spencer Hawes missed a layup with 22 seconds left that would have brought the 76ers to within 1. He finished the game with 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 personal fouls. Consistency.
Outside of Dorell Wright, the 76ers bench contributed little. Charles Jenkins added 4 dimes, but Lavoy Allen and Arnett Moultrie were rather ineffective in their short stints. Nick Young, in his first game back from an ankle injury, played only 5 minutes.
After a first half acrobatics show, LeBron James was held mostly in check during the second half. James had 18 points at the half and finished with 25 on the night.
Tankers and basketball enthusiasts won tonight.