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Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Max Struss added 19, while injured Joel Embiid was not himself. The end result was a dominant performance for Miami on the way to a 120-85 win over the Sixers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Heat got a 3-2 advantage in the series and need one more win to get to the East finals.
Miami had in total seven scorers in double digits, got the lead from the get-go, and ended the game with a 39-point fourth quarter.
Embiid tried his best, however, he was visibly shaken by his injury woes, especially after getting hit in the face during the second period of action. He finished the night with 17 points and five rebounds in 33 minutes of action.
Without him on the court, the Sixers simply couldn’t compete with Miami. James Harden added 14 points, Tobias Harris scored 12 and no other player from the guests had more than nine.
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