Maybe the biggest question about Game 3 is, will Joel Embiid play.

The Sixers listed the big man as doubtful for tonight, via Twitter, but we'll still be keeping a close watch on his progress throughout the day.

Here are some things to watch for tonight's key Game 3:

- 76ers: 1-5 in road games against playoff teams without Embiid this regular season

- Ben Simmons (PHI): 24 points in Game 2; the only 76ers rookie with consecutive 20-point playoff games over the last 50 seasons is Andrew Toney in 1981

- Simmons: the only rookie with back-to-back 20-5-5 playoff games over the last 25 seasons is Dwyane Wade in 2004, who Simmons is facing

- Dwyane Wade (MIA): scored 28 points in Game 2; the most by a Heat player off the bench in a playoff game in franchise history

- Wade: no player in Heat history has had consecutive 20-point playoff games off the bench

- The Game 3 winner in a best-of-7 series tied 1-1 has gone on to win the series 73% of the time (playoff games database)

- From ESPN Stats and Info.

76ers at Heat, 7 ET (Series tied 1-1)

 

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