After a 12-0 run to cut Miami's lead to one (88-87) with 2:23 to go in regulation, the Philadelphia 76ers ran out of gas and faltered to a 97-89 defeat on Apr. 16.
The 76ers bench showed up as always, scoring 36 of the team's points. Thaddeus Young came off the bench and led Philadelphia in scoring with 20 points and also recorded 11 rebounds.
Although the reason for a lost cannot be determined by one mistake or one person, it can be included to the causes of the eventual loss.
"Star" guard, Andre Iguodala had little to no impact on this game despite knowing how important his contributions are to this team's success. Iguodala scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting and had more turnovers (4) than shots made in 37 minutes of play. FOUR points and FOUR turnovers will never get it done in any NBA game, especially, the playoffs.
Despite his dismal offensive performance (shooting wise), Iguodala produced nine assists and eight rebounds. He and the 76ers as a whole have a chance to redeem themselves tonight in Game 2 in Miami on TNT.