Philadelphia 76ers: 3 takeaways from playoff series win over Miami Heat

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They'll take on the victor of the Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks series in the second round.

It was a festive atmosphere all night in Philadelphia. Our team would evolve and all of a sudden he would have to try to play back in and then do this all with the scrutiny and noise with everything outside.

It was an ugly shooting night from the 3-point line for both teams, but even it was a rougher night for the Miami Heat from the floor.

Redick, who scored 27, sank the dagger late in the fourth that got the party started. "We have a good chance".

Khris Middleton led the scoring for the Bucks with 23 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Philly led by as much as 18 during the third.

The 76ers look ready for a deep playoff run. I was just excited he got to witness this. He congratulated Embiid after the game and said he "couldn't have asked for a better ending" this season than to return to the Heat. Simmons is playing well beyond his years and puts a ton of pressure on opposing defenses when he gets out in the open court. The home team has won all five games in the series. Philly will be the favorite no matter the opponent. They're next on my bucket list, making sure I'm there for them.

C Hassan Whiteside wants a bigger role, and it may be time for a trade.

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But as he has most of the series and at different times during the season, Whiteside cited his lack of minutes when asked about his decreased productivity.

Mills finished his ninth National Basketball Association season averaging career-high minutes on the court and 10 points per game during the regular season. It was an all-around bad showing, although at least he showed a modicum of hustle with four offensive rebounds. Rubin had organized prison trips with Embiid, Simmons and Markelle Fultz, and the rapper's songs played in the locker room and during warmups. It's nearly impossible to see him turning that down.

Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and the rest of the Sixers stole the show.

Hence, the challenge of the offseason is clear: The Heat have to not only find ways to improve, but will have to find some creative ways to make it happen.

Dwyane Wade is considering retirement.

This was no run-of-the-mill Game 5 victory for the Sixers. 76ers roll with Meek Mill past Heat in Game 5AP Photo PACS116, PACS101, PACS108, PACS102, PACS103, PACS105, PACS107, PACS104, PACS118, PACS117, PACS115Eds: 76ers 104, Heat 91. Despite winning this series in five games, the Sixers will be the first to tell basketball fans the Heat certainly didn't make it easy for them when seeing the toughness between the two parties each time they stepped on the basketball court.

Now, we wait and see if this is the end for the future Hall of Famer.

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