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2011 NBA Playoffs: Heat Aim to Put Sixers Away in Game 3

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The Miami Heat take their show on the road as they look to extend the series in Philadelphia.  With every minute that passes, the disparity in talent is more apparent, with Sixers coach Doug Collins stating the obvious after Game 2.

 

"If they're playing great, they're a better team, OK?" Collins said.  

Miami is the better team in this series, and as long as they continue to execute as such, should entertain the idea of sweeping the Sixers and rest for the impending collision against the Celtics or Knicks.  Things can quickly change with an early deficit to the home team, so Miami must gain control of the game from the onset, or hope the crowd pours boos on LeBron, fueling his locomotive rampage. 

Away Home
Miami Philadelphia
Heat Sixers
58-24 Record 41-41
(3rd) 111.7 Off Rtg 106.6 (17th)
(5th) 103.5 Def Rtg 105.0 (7th)
(20th) 90.9 Pace 91.7 (16th)
(8th) 102.1 Pts/G 99.0 (18th)
(7th) 94.6 Opp Pts/G 97.5 (12th)
(9th) 42.1 Rebs/G 41.8 (13th)
(26th) 20.0 Assists/G 22.7 (6th)
Likely Starters
Mike Bibby PG Jrue Holiday
Dwyane Wade SG Jodie Meeks
LeBron James SF Andre Iguodala
Chris Bosh PF Elton Brand
Zydrunas Ilgauskas C Spencer Hawes
Mike Miller 6th Thaddeus Young
Playoff Series 2-0
Wells Fargo Center
8:00 PM EST
TNT / Sun Sports / 1080 AM

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