Heat wait for Wade, will look for ways to improve

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He also said that Mill met with the team and management in the locker room after the game, and described the mood as "this mass happiness [and] hysteria". "That shows your real character".

Redick has led by example and played with a fire in this series, averaging 20 points with 2.6 assists through five games, shooting a remarkable 93.1 percent clip from the foul line.

Mills finished his ninth National Basketball Association season averaging career-high minutes on the court and 10 points per game during the regular season.

But as he has most of the series and at different times during the season, Whiteside cited his lack of minutes when asked about his decreased productivity.

This series has been a joy for Sixers fans to watch a young team grow in exciting ways. "At least give me a chance". Given the landscape of the East - top seed Toronto is tied 2-2 with No. 8 seed Washington, LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers are tied 2-2 with IN, and Boston, though up 3-2 on Milwaukee, doesn't have injured all-stars Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward - the Sixers, some say, have as realistic a shot as any team to advance out of the Eastern Conference. "We feel like if we move the ball we can get whatever we want to, so that's the goal and we're going to do everything to get there". It will be very interesting to see what happens in South Beach this offseason. Josh Richardson (shoulder) and Goran Dragic (knee) were also ailing in the playoffs, and G-F Rodney McGruder - a key part of Miami's plan for the season - missed most of the year with a stress fracture in his leg. The big man once again complained about his lack of playing time, continuing a trend that has been going on for a while now. The organization fined Whiteside an undisclosed amount.

"I've loved it", Spoelstra said of Wade's return. "It was a little bit uneven and a lot of it, to be fair, was him in and out of the lineups with his injuries". "Fresh off this National Basketball Association season, my 15th year, I sit back and think about that. And when it comes to the basketball side of it, which is a long time away from now, then I'll think about that".

Justise Winslow had 12 points off 3-of-9 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench, while the veteran Dwyane Wade, who could very possibly have played his final game for the Heat ever, finished with 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting with five rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes coming off the bench.

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