The second round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs is now underway, with just eight sides remaining in the quest to be named the 2022 NBA Champions.
The No.1 seeded Miami Heat will be hoping that they can make home court advantage count, as they take on the No.4 seeded Philadelphia 76ers.
Here is everything that you need to know about the series so far.
Latest News - Heat take Game 1
The Miami Heat made the most of a third-quarter surge on Monday night, as they secured themselves a 1-0 lead in the series.
Tyler Herro was the hero for the Heat, posting a team-high 25 points as the Heat cruised to a 106-92 success.
The series will begin on Monday, May 2nd when the Miami Heat welcomes the Philadelphia 76ers to the FTX Arena.
The earliest that the series can end is on Sunday, May 8th. That is if either side can complete a 4-0 series sweep.
The full series schedule is as follows:
- Game 1 (Miami) - Monday, May 2nd
- Game 2 (Miami) - Wednesday, May 4th
- Game 3 (Philadelphia) - Friday, May 6th
- Game 4 (Philadelphia) Sunday, May 8th
- Game 5 (Miami) - Tuesday, May 10th
- Game 6 (Philadelphia) - Thursday, May 12th
- Game 7 (Miami) - Sunday, May 15th
How to Watch Heat vs 76ers (UK/US)
The US coverage of this second-round series will be split across a number of different sports platforms, which can be found below:
- Game 1 - TNT
- Game 2 - TNT
- Game 3 - ESPN
- Game 4 - TBC
- Game 5 - TNT
- Game 6 - ESPN
- Game 7 - TBC
The broadcasters for game four and game seven (if required) will be announced in due course.
The Miami Heat will enter this series as the overwhelming favourites, but will they be able to fend off the challenge of James Harden & co?
The Heat will be boosted by the return of Kyle Lowry, who looks set to return from injury ahead of Game 2 on Wednesday. The Miami guard missed Games 4 and 5 of the first-round victory over the Atlanta Hawks with a hamstring injury.
Philadelphia's hopes of qualifying for the Eastern Conference finals have been dealt a major blow following the news that All-Star centre Joel Embiid is out 'indefinitely' after sustaining a right orbital fracture in their Game 6 victory against the Toronto Raptors.
The Miami Heat have been the most consistent team in the East this season, and without Joel Embiid, we struggle to see any way in which the 76ers come out on top.
RealSport Predicts: Heat in 5.
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