Since the Miami Heat joined the NBA via expansion prior to the 1988-89 regular season, they have been evenly matched with the Philadelphia 76ers; the Sixers hold a 65-69 record through 134 total games. The Sixers also have a postseason series win over the Heat, having bested the team from South Beach in the first round of 2018.
The names have changed, and hard-fought battles between Allen Iverson and Dikembe Mutombo facing Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning are a thing of the past. The collection of talent on the early 2010’s 76ers – like Jrue Holiday, Andre Iguodala, and Elton Brand – no longer looks across the court at LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Now it’s 2022-23 Kia NBA MVP Joel Embiid squaring off against his former teammate Jimmy Butler.
The Sixers faced the Heat in three games during the 2022-23 season, with the Sixers winning on March 1 in Miami 119-96. Tyrese Maxey scored 27 points and 7 assists.
In the 2023-24 season, the Sixers and Heat will face off in four games, two on the road and two at home. See Embiid, Maxey, and company take on Miami at home on February 14 and March 18, 2024. Get your tickets today!