The Miami Heat have struggled on the road as of late, losing four in a row. This also includes a blown 14-point lead in an overtime loss against the Orlando Magic and a loss to a Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls the night after. The questions have to be asked about LeBron James' performance in the fourth quarter, as he only scored 2 points in the loss to Chicago.
The Heat have a good chance to do that in Philadelphia against whom they have won 10 consecutive regular season games against. One of the keys in this basketball game is to not be outrebounded by the 76ers. During the road losing streak, the Heat have been outrebounded by an average of 13.2 rebounds per game. In addition, they have given up 61 offensive rebounds to their opponents.
Recent history should work in the favor for the Heat on Friday night. They have outrebounded the 76ers 99-69 while winning each game against Philadelphia by at least 20 points.
The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip off and is being broadcast live on ESPN. The game will also be available live streaming on ESPN3.com.