James Harden assists Philadelphia 76ers level series against Miami Heat

Philadelphia 76ers beat Miami Heat by 116-108 to level the semi-final series 2-2

By Web Desk
May 09, 2022
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PHILADELPHIA: James Harden led the Philadelphia 76ers to square their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final series against Miami Heat at 2-2 with a 116-108 win.

Harden was sensational for the 76ers as he scored 31 points.

Joel Embiid of Philadelphia continues to impress after returning from an eye injury and concussion.

In Philadelphia, Embiid scored 24 points while wearing a protective mask, and Green praised his teammate, adding, "Without him, we look a bit discombobulated."

While Embiid led the way early with 15 points in the opening quarter, Harden took over later in the game.

In the fourth quarter, Harden drove to the hoop and then hit a three-pointer to trim Philadelphia's advantage to five.

Harden hit another three-pointer with less than a minute remaining to secure the victory.

Elsewhere, with a 111-101 victory, the Dallas Mavericks also knotted their best-of-seven series against the top-seeded Phoenix Suns.