MIAMI — The Philadelphia 76ers had a chance to get themselves back in the series with the Miami Heat on Wednesday, but familiar issues popped up for them in Game 2 as they fell to the Heat 119-103 on the road.
Once again, the Sixers shot poorly from deep. They shot just 8-for-30 from 3-point range in Game 2 after shooting 6-for-34 in the Game 1 loss. For those people scoring at home, that means Philadelphia is now just 14-for-64 from deep through two games. On top of that, they had another night struggling on the glass as well.
Danny Green shot 1-for-9 from deep on Wednesday, Tyrese Maxey was 1-for-4, James Harden was 1-for-5, and Georges Niang was 1-for-3 before fouling out.
“I liked the shots tonight. We had some wide-open looks. I think Georges had a bunch, Danny had a couple, I may have that reversed, even Tobias had some, I like the shots. Furk had one, came out of a time-out twice, he made one, missed one but 8-for-30 with the looks you’re getting, it’s tough. You just look at the difference. They were 14-for-29 and we were 8-for-30. You can put the game right there. I like that we’re getting them. We gotta just keep shooting them, I think we’ll make them, but we just gotta tell our guys keep throwing them up there.”
“Shot making. It’s simple. I think the first two games, it’s pretty simple. When it comes down to it, you gotta make shots. Especially, on the road against a really good team. It’s pretty simple. We got enough stops consistently when we needed to, we had numerous chances. It gives us more confidence and puts more pressure on them. I feel like we never really put that pressure on them throughout the course of the game.”
“That’s obviously tough because we got some really good looks. They didn’t fall for us. The game could’ve went a whole different way if we get a few of those to drop. First half, second half, who knows? Shift the momentum, but some of them we gotta live with. Still, when we’re in these types of games where we’re not making those shots, we gotta figure out where we can garner that energy from. Especially, on the…