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Sixers-Heat Game Thread

Can the Philadelphia 76ers cool off the surging Miami Heat?

NBA: Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

  • Date: February 4, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Place: American Airlines Arena
  • TV: CSN
  • The Bad Guys: Hot Hot Hoops

Probable Starters

  • Philadelphia: T.J. McConnell, Nik Stauskas, Gerald Henderson, Ersan Ilyasova, Jahlil Okafor
  • Miami: Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder, Luke Babbitt, Hassan Whiteside

Injury Report

  • Philadelphia: Robert Covington is out with a right hand injury, while Joel Embiid is out with a sore right knee.
  • Miami: Josh McRoberts (left foot), Josh Richardson (left foot) and Justise Winslow (right shoulder) are all out.

Sixers-Heat by the Numbers

  • 10: Number of double-doubles by Ersan Ilyasova this season. He has also rolled out of bed and put up 20/10 five times.
  • 39.1: Average points per game for the Sixers' reserves (6th in NBA).
  • 11-7: Sixers' record this season when T.J. McConnell is the team's starting PG.
  • 20: The number of different starting lineups the Sixers have used this season.
  • 57: Cats that will be raised around the Philadelphia area if/when the Sixers pull out a victory tonight.

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