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Embiid returns, as Sixers beat Heat

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia 76ers rebounded with a Game 3 victory. The 76ers defeated the Miami Heat, 128-108, on Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla.

The 76ers now have a 2-1 lead against the Heat in their best of seven series. Philadelphia will look to take a commanding lead against the Heat on Saturday when they play in Game 4 at 2:30 pm EST.

Joel Embiid celebrates after making a three-pointer (Getty Images)

Joel Embiid celebrates after making a three-pointer (Getty Images)

Joel Embiid, who was frustrated after the Game 2 loss, returned to action after missing several games due to a fractured orbital bone in his face. He returned for this game with a mask and goggles.

Embiid led the 76ers with 23 points. He also had seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and three blocks.

He was one of six players, including the entire starting five, to score in double-figures for Philadelphia. Dario Šarić and Marco Belinelli added 21 points each. Ben Simmons contributed 19 points.

Robert Covington had 11 points and J.J. Redick had 10 points.

The 76ers had 44 bench points. Belinelli led the bench with 21 points.

Goran Dragić led the Heat with 23 points. He also had two rebounds, eight assists, and one steal.

Dragić was one of five Miami players to score in double-digits. Justise Winslow scored 19 points, while Josh Richardson added 14 points, and James Johnson contributed 12 points.

Tyler Johnson also had 10 points.

The Heat had 34 bench points. Winslow led the bench with his 19 points.

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