Miami is a physical defensive team, and in Game 4 at home Saturday they cranked that up. The Heat also are a handsy team they clutch, grab, hold, and get away with what they can (that isn’t new to this playoff series).
The Sixers are getting weary of it, and in a game with plenty of double technicals thanks to the referees trying to keep control. The game bubbled over a little midway through the second quarter when Robert Covington made sure Goran Dragic didn’t get off a shot after a foul.
Ben Simmons also leaned into Wade on a screen and pancaked him. But drew a foul.
Miami had the lead after three, but the Sixers have owned the games late this series. It’s going to go down to the wire.