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Sixers must adjust to beat Heat in Game 6

The Sixers jumped back into their second-round series against the Heat with two wins at home, then swiftly crashed back to earth with a lacklustre 120-85 defeat in Game 5 in Miami.

It was a flat Sixers effort from the start. They began with poor execution on offense, and lacking energy on defense and on the boards. The Heat pulled away with a 31-19 lead after the first quarter, and despite a few brief runs where the Sixers looked like they could claw their way back slightly in the second, a comeback was completely out of reach in the second half.