Heat beats 76ers 99-82; splits in the NBA East

Heat beats 76ers 99-82; splits in the NBA East

Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler each scored 21 points, and the Miami Heat rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-82 on Saturday.

Gabe Vincent scored 16 points and Caleb Martin added 14 for the Heat, who are 11-2 in their last 13 games. Miami was again without Kyle Lowry, who missed his fourth straight game due to personal reasons.

Miami went 3-1 against four contending teams from the East, defeating Chicago, Brooklyn and now Philadelphia. The only loss came at Milwaukee, a game in which the Heat led by 14 midway through the fourth quarter before collapsing.

Joel Embiid finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds for Philadelphia, which sat out James Harden for the second night in a row while recovering from a left hamstring injury. The 76ers had their lowest scoring record and dropped to 1-14 when scoring fewer than 100 points.

Tyrese Maxey added 17 points for the 76ers, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.

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