Heat hammer 76ers 120-85 to take 3-2 series lead

Jimmy Butler scores 23, helps Miami improve to NBA-best 6-0 at home
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler celebrates after scoring vs. Philadelphia 76ers, May 10, 2022
Posted at 10:02 PM, May 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-10 22:02:51-04

MIAMI — Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Max Strus added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat moved one win away from a trip to the Eastern Conference finals by topping the Philadelphia 76ers 120-85 on Tuesday night.

Victor Oladipo scored 13 for Miami, which got 12 from Bam Adebayo and 10 apiece from Tyler Herro and P.J. Tucker.

The top-seeded Heat now lead the East semifinal series 3-2, and improved to an NBA-best 6-0 at home in these playoffs.

Joel Embiid scored 17 points for fourth-seeded Philadelphia, which got 14 from James Harden and 12 from Tobias Harris.