Dwyane Wade scores 26 points as the Heat edge the Sixers in Game 5 to advance to the semifinals. Sixers-Heat notebook By Shandel Richardson, for NBA.com Posted Wednesday April 27, 2011 11:44PM THE FACTS: The Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 97-91 Wednesday in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Heat captured the series 4-1 and will play the Boston Celtics in the second round Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 26 points. Forward Chris Bosh added 22 while guard Mario Chalmers scored 20 off the bench. The Heat led just 92-91 with 16 seconds when Chalmers found an open Joel Anthony under the basket. Anthony was fouled, but made two free throws. The Sixers’ hopes of forcing a Game 6 were dashed when Andre Iguodala missed a jumpshot on the next possession. Iguodala and forward Elton Brand each scored 22 points to lead Philadelphia. QUOTABLE: “It was a battle each and every game. They came and played. They played together, and they played hard …It was for us to have that stress of having to execute down the stretch. It only gets harder from here on out.” — Chris Bosh THE STAT: The Heat were 12 of 30 from 3-point range. That was the difference because the Heat shot just 40 percent from the field compared to Philadelphia’s 47 percent. TURNING POINT: The Heat fell behind early for the fourth time in five games, but received sparks from Chalmers and Anthony. With their energy, they were able to regain control by the
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