NBA Playoffs: Heat, Suns Take 3-2 Lead Over 76ers And Mavericks

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

Miami Heat is in pole position to make it to the NBA Playoffs final after a 120-85 win against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5.

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The Heat won three of four quarters while drawing the second quarter 31-19, 25-25, 25-22, 39-19 at the FTX Arena, Miami.

Jimmy Butler with 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists coupled with Max Strus’ 19 points, and 10 rebounds powered the Miami Heat to within one game of the Eastern Conference Finals as they took a win at home.

Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden moved into 18th on the all-time playoffs steals list.


LeBron James leads the steals list ahead of the likes of Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, John Stockton, Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, Larry Bird, Maurice Cheeks, and Manu Ginobili.


Phoenix Suns had a 110-80 win over Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 to open a 3-2 series lead.

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The Suns won three or four quarters 23-26, 26-20, 33-14, 28-20 at the Footprint Centre, Phoenix.

Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns use a scorching-hot third quarter to grab a 3-2 series lead heading into Thursday’s Game 6.

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