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April 24, 2018

Open thread: Sixers eliminate Heat, advance to second round with Game 5 win

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons dunks against the Miami Heat during the second quarter of Game 5.

After taking a pair of hard-fought games in Miami, the Sixers return home with a 3-1 lead and will look to clinch their first-round series against the Heat in Game 5 on Tuesday night. After missing the first two games of the series with a fractured orbital, this will be Joel Embiid's home playoff debut for the Sixers.

Follow along here during the game for live updates from the Wells Fargo Center. 


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