By Kevin K
The 76ers had a hard fought Game One with the Heat, only to fall 97-89.
In the first quarter the 76ers jumped out to a 14 point lead. Then rushed shots and missed opportunities, the 76ers found themselves down. The 76ers youth came out to play against the Heat. Going down double digits at one point in the third quarter and able to come back to only down one in the fourth.
The Sixers played well. Yes the game was poorly officiated with many nonsense calls against the Sixers and not much against the Heat, but the Sixers didn't give up.
Andre Iguodala we know wasn't going to do much offensively in this game. He was basically playing on one leg throughout, but what he was lacking offensively, he made up defensively against Lebron James. Iggy held James to a 4 for 14 performance on the floor. Most of "King" James' points (21) actually came off of free throws (13 for 14).
Yes the 76ers lost in the game, but they proved that they could stick with the Heat. I am not saying the Sixers are going to win the series. I am just saying that they played strong and if they continue to play the way they did, they will give the Heat a run for their money.