Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction and match preview – July 13, 2022 | 2022 NBA Summer League

The Philadelphia 76ers will face the Miami Heat at the Cox Pavilion on Wednesday night.

The Miami Heat got off to a shaky start in the California Classic Summer League, losing to the LA Lakers and Sacramento Kings in back-to-back games. However, they put on a show in their last game against the Golden State Warriors – winning 94-70.

That momentum carried through to their Summer League opener in Las Vegas as they defeated the Boston Celtics by a ten-point margin. The ensuing game against the Atlanta Hawks ended in a narrow loss.

The Philadelphia 76ers, meanwhile, managed to win two out of three games in the Salt Lake City Summer League, only losing to the Memphis Grizzlies.

All of their games were cut to the wire as they beat the Utah Jazz by a four-point margin and the OKC Thunder by one point. Much like the Heat, the 76ers have won one and lost one in the Las Vegas Summer League so far.

Both teams will be looking forward to this crucial game, given their identical 1-1 record in the Las Vegas Summer League so far.

Match Details

Fixation: Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers | NBA Summer League 2022.

Date and hour : Wednesday July 13; 9:00 p.m. ET (Thursday, July 14; 6:30 a.m. IST).

Venue: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Miami Heat Preview

Orlando Robinson played a crucial role against the Celtics
Orlando Robinson played a crucial role against the Celtics

The Miami Heat are coming off a lackluster performance against the Atlanta Hawks, with the Hawks winning 95-88. Nikola Jovic did not feature in the game as Javonte Smart led the team’s effort – with 19 points on a 31.3% shooting night.

The Heat appear to be experimenting with their roster, given that all of their players have had significant playing time. Kyle Allman Jr. made a huge contribution in just 15 minutes on the floor, recording 14 points on a 50% shoot night.

The Miami Heat are expected to make some adjustments in the next game, hoping to beat the 76ers and improve their record.

Key player – Nikola Jovic

Nikola Jovic was slow to get going this summer, but his blowout against the Warriors in the California Summer League kept expectations high. He’s yet to make an impact in the Las Vegas Summer League, having played just 14 minutes in the first game and missing the second.

Nikola Jovic was basketball in Summer League 🔥 25 PTS9 REB5/7 3PT

Jovic could use the Philadelphia 76ers game to make his impact felt, as the Heat could try to get one on the 76ers. He has a reliable deep shot, clubbed with his attacking creativity – which could be crucial in the game ahead.

Scheduled lineup for Miami Heat

Guardian – smart javont | Guardian – Mychal Mulder | Forward – Bryce Hamilton | Forward – Nikola Jovic | Center – Bryson Williams

Philadelphia 76ers preview

Ben Simmons was on hand to watch his Nets take on the 76ers
Ben Simmons was on hand to watch his Nets take on the 76ers

The 76ers are coming off an 84-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in the Las Vegas Summer League, possibly due to rotational experiences. Cassius Winston took advantage of his opportunity. He recorded 16 points, five rebounds and seven assists – while shooting 63.6% from the field.

Isaiah Joe only played eight minutes against the Nets but exploded for 24 points. He had seven three-pointers against the Raptors in the previous game. The Philadelphia 76ers are likely to continue experimenting with their rotation, to analyze their players’ strengths.

Key Player – Cassius Winston

Considering the legitimate use of his minutes in the previous match, Cassius Winston should also have a solid impact in the upcoming game. Winston showed improvement over the summer, contributing more with increased ground time.

Great use of the Hostage Dribble by @CassiusWinston of the Sixers today in the #NBASummerLeagueA perfect way to neutralize defenders, especially those fighting through screens. Also an effective way to help change a player’s “too fast” mindset:

Winston’s ability to create buckets for his teammates reinforces the value he can bring to the team, and the 76ers are likely to put him to the test again. He could share point guard duties with Isaiah Joe, but could be the center of the game against the Heat.

Philadelphia 76ers predicted roster

Guardian – Cassius Winston | Guardian – Isaiah Joe | Forward – Malik Ellison | Forward – Jaden Springer | Center – Charles Bassey

Heat vs 76ers Match Prediction

The Philadelphia 76ers are likely to win against the Heat, given the size advantage they have. However, both teams have experimented with their lineups, which brings them back to hot hands on the given day.

Coaches will also play an important role, with the timely changes they make to their five-man squad. It will be interesting to see how this match plays out, given the wide array of talent on each side.

Where to watch the Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers?

The Heat’s game against the 76ers will air on ESPN 2. The game will also be available to stream on NBA League Pass.

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