25 Apr 2011

Philadelphia avoid Miami clean sweep

12:05 pm on 25 April 2011

The 76ers have hit back in their National Basketball Association opening-round playoffs series with the Miami Heat at home in Philadelphia, winning game four 86-82 to get on the board.

Miami lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series 3-1 and the star-studded Heat can seal the series at home with a win in game five midweek.

The Atlanta Hawks beat the visiting Orlando Magic 88-84 to take a 2-1 lead in their and the Los Angeles Lakers ambushed the New Orleans Hornets 100-86 on the road to also take a 2-1 lead.