Miami Heat: 3 takeaways from Game 4 vs. 76ers

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The Miami Heat continue their struggles especially in late quarters as they fall to the Philadelphia 76ers 106-102

It was another physical battle and reminiscent of the 90s playoff intensity, but it simply wasn’t enough for the Miami Heat to overcome as the Philadelphia 76ers outmatched and outgunned them in Game 4.

The Heat started by slowing down the pace and limiting their runs. That has been the issue for the majority of the series as it has ignited Philadelphia’s fast transition game. With their shooters, it becomes an easy task to get ahead of the defense to delay Miami’s defenders from catching up.

Now going back to Philadelphia down 3-1, the odds are looking incredibly slim for Miami to mount back a three-game comeback, especially with the 76ers’ home-court advantage.

For Game 4, it was all Ben Simmons as he continues to shine and deliver on key aspects of the game.

He finished the game by joining a unique and legendary class, being the first rookie to record a playoff triple-double since Magic Johnson back in 1980 — a spectacular feat for the LSU standout.

Dwyane Wade attempted a last-minute miracle, pouring in 12 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to save the day for Miami. He finished with 25 points for the night in 25 minutes of action. Goran Dragic followed up with 20 points and three assists.

Here are three important takeaways from Game 4.