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Victim of THE PROCESS: 76ers Defeat the Heat, Advance to the Second Round

(Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

(Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons both double-doubled to lead Philadelphia 76ers into the second round of the NBA Playoffs with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat.

J.J. Redick led the 76ers with 27 points, while Embiid scored 19 points to go with 12 rebounds, and Simmons had 14 points, 10 boards, and 6 assists.

Kelly Olynyk did his best to keep the Heat in the game with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and a block. Dwyane Wade came off the bench for 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Josh Richardson, who was having a stellar series, started and played with a sprained left shoulder he sustained in Game 4, but played just 7 minutes due to foul trouble.

The 76ers now await the winner of Milwaukee-Boston series. The Celtics currently lead that series 3-2.

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