Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 28 points, Kyle Korver and Lou Williams added 13 apiece, and the 76ers held off the pesky Miami Heat, 96-85, tonight at the Wachovia Center.
Andre Miller had 12 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds for the Sixers, who improved to 12-16 and defeated the Heat for the 13th time in the last 15 games in Philadelphia. The Sixers won their second game in a row before starting a six-game road trip beginning Friday night in Sacramento.
Dwyane Wade scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half and Ricky Davis added 21 for Miami, which dropped its second in a row on back-to-back nights. The Heat (8-21), who lost, 96-82, at Cleveland on Wednesday, fell to 4-12 on the road and remain mired in last place in the Southeast Division. Daequan Cook had 12 points.
The Sixers led by 19 points early in the third quarter before the Heat began to chip away. Miami got to within 74-64 when Wade went the length of the court and converted a layup with 0.2 seconds remaining.
The Sixers responded with a pair of three-pointers by Iguodala and Korver to take a seemingly commanding 80-64 lead.
Miami later went on a 13-2 run, with Wade scoring eight points, to cut the Sixers' advantage to 84-81 with 5 minutes, 8 seconds remaining.
The Sixers came right back with six straight points, two baskets by Samuel Dalembert and a dunk by Iguodala, for a 90-81 advantage.
The hosts sealed the victory when Williams drove around Wade and threw down a one-handed dunk over Udonis Haslem for a 93-81 lead with 1:49 left.
Even though Dalembert picked up two fouls in the first 1:27, the Sixers later built a 21-point advantage in the second quarter and cruised to a 55-38 lead at halftime.
The Sixers quickly jumped ahead thanks to hot shooting by Iguodala, who had 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, and steady play by Miller, who added 12 points and six assists.