Wade leads Heat to win over 76ers

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PHILADEL­PHIA — Dwyane Wade snuffed out one 76ers' rally by pop­ping a 16-foot fade­away with the shot clock tick­ing down. Wade made a half­hearted at­tempt at reach­ing his hand out to­ward a fallen de­fender be­fore he scooted on his way.

Wade was up, the Six­ers were down and sud­denly, a se­ries. The Heat had to have this one — a brood­ing Joel Em­biid is an­gling for a come­back.

Wade turned in a vin­tage per­for­mance, scor­ing 28 points to end the 76ers' 17-game win­ning streak and lead the Mi­ami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadel­phia on Mon­day night and even the first-round play­off se­ries.

"It's just in my DNA," Wade said. "I love the stage." The 36-year-old flashed the form of a three-time NBA cham­pion with the Heat, not the jour­ney­man who bounced around the last two sea­sons with for­get­table stints in Chicago and Cleve­land.

Wade made 11 of 17 shots and put on a show in the sec­ond quar­ter and put it away in the fourth.

"I saw mo­ments," Heat coach Erik Spoel­stra said. "That's what de­fines Dwyane Wade."

The 76ers could soon get their defin­ing Process mo­ment from Em­biid.

The Six­ers sorely needed Em­biid, their All-Star cen­ter out with a bro­ken or­bital bone, to set­tle them as they fell in a quick a 16-point hole.

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