The 76ers booked their spot in the second round, taking care of the Raptors in six games, with the Heat awaiting them after they took care of business against the Hawks in five, progressing to this No. 1 vs. No. 4 Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup.
The 76ers and Heat split the season series 2-2, but for Philly they will be on the back foot early with MVP Joel Embiid set to miss Game 1 with an orbital fracture and concussion.
“I felt bad for my guy,” Heat forward Jimmy Butler said after Saturday’s practice. “Obviously one of my former teammates, arguably the MVP of this league.”
“Obviously, I speak for everybody that’s a part of this team, we wanted Jo,” Butler said. “We wanted to go up against them at full strength and prove that we can hang with anybody and we can beat anybody.
“It’s a mishap. I hope he recovers well and he gets back very, very soon.”
Can James Harden, Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey and co. step up in Embiid’s absence or will the strength of Miami’s depth prove too much?
Here’s everything you need to know about Heat vs. 76ers, including a full schedule for the first-round series.
What channel is Heat vs. 76ers Game 1 on?
- Date: Monday, May 2
- TV channel: TNT (US), TSN (Canada), Fox Sports Sun (Miami region), NBC Sports Philadelphia (Philadelphia region)
- Live streaming: Sling TV (US only)
In the United States, Heat vs. 76ers Game 1 will air on TNT. In Canada, the game will be broadcast on TSN.
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Heat vs. 76ers start time
- Date: Monday, May 2
- Time: 7:30 pm ET | 4:30 pm PT
Game 1 of the Heat vs. 76ers series will tip off around 7:3:0 pm ET on Monday, May 2. The game will be played at FTX Arena in Miami.
Heat vs. 76ers series schedule, TV Channels
Here is the complete schedule for the first-round series between the Heat and 76ers. The series will open at FTX Arena in Miami for Games 1 and 2.
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV Channel (US)|
|May 2||Game 1||7:30 pm.||TNT|
|May 4||Game 2||7:30 pm.||TNT|
|May 6||Game 3||7:00 pm||ESPN|
|May 8||Game 4||TBD||TBD|
|May 10||Game 5*||TBD||TNT|
|May 12||Game 6*||TBD||ESPN|
|May 15||Game 7*||TBD||TBD|