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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