10 jaw-dropping stats from Tyrese Maxey and the 76ers after the win over the Heat

10 mind-blowing 76ers stats after playoff win over Heat originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Terrific team defense, outstanding 3-point shooting and another ridiculous performance from Tyrese Maxey.

That’s a lot of material for our Roob’s 76ers The stats for a Game 3 win over the Heat on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

MAXEY GOES CRAZY: After a scoreless first half, Tyrese Maxey scored 21 points in the second half. Maxey was 0 for 3 from the field and 0 for 1 of 3 in the first half with two turnovers and 7 for 8 from the field and 5 for 5 in the second half with two foul shots for 21 points and no turnovers. Maxey’s 5-for-5 is the best in 76ers franchise history in the second half. Maxey now has three 20-point halves in the playoffs. In the last 25 years, as far back as the quarter-by-quarter Stathead scoring database goes, the only 76ers with more are Allen Iverson [30] and Joel Embid [9].

SHOOT DEEP: Before Friday night, only two players in 76ers history had ever taken six or more 3s and made it 75%. In Game 3, two more 76ers made it. Danny Green shot 78 percent from 3 for 7 for 9, and Maxey shot 83 percent on 5 for 6. The only previous 76ers to have shot 75 percent on 3 on at least six attempts are Tobias Harriswhich was 6-6 against the Nets in Game 3 of their 2019 first-round series, and Seth’s Currywho was 5-for-6 for 83% against the Hawks in the conference semifinals last year.

MORE FROM DANNY GREEN: Green’s seven 3-pointers are tied for second most in 76ers playoff history. Allen Iverson made eight 3s in Game 5 of the 76ers’ 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Raptors. Seth Curry also made seven in Game 5 of last year’s semifinals against the Hawks.

A GOOD QUARTER? : The Heat scored 31 points in the third quarter, but they scored 17 in the first and second quarters and 14 in the fourth. It’s the first time in 68 years that the 76ers have held a team to 17 points or less in three of four quarters of a playoff game. In 1954, the Syracuse Nationals beat the Minneapolis Lakers 65-63, allowing 27 points in the first quarter but then holding them to 16, 6, and 14 points the next three quarters.

COMPLETE IT FROM 3: The 76ers shot 16 for 33 on 3 for 48.5 percent. This is the 4th most in franchise playoff history with a minimum of 30 attempts. Two of those four have come this playoff. They shot 50 percent on 16-32 in Game 1 against the Raptors. Conversely, the Heat shot just 23.3 percent on 7-for-30, and that’s the 4th worst ever by a 76ers opponent on 30 or more attempts and also the second instance this playoff. The Raptors shot 20 percent on 7-for-35 in Game 6. It was the second game in NBA history where both teams took at least 30-for-3 shooting, and one shot at least 48 percent and the other below 24%. The other was last year, when the 76ers shot 52% against the Wizards. [17-for-33] and wizards shot 23% [8-for-35]. The 76ers shot 58% of 3 in the second half [11-for-19].

TIGHTENING : Miami’s 14 points in the fourth quarter are the 5th fewest the 76ers have ever allowed in the fourth quarter of a playoff game. The only time since 1978 they allowed less was in an 80-74 win over the Bucks in 2001, when the 76ers beat Milwaukee 14-11 in the final period. It was also only the second time since 1984 that the 76ers had outscored an opponent by 17 points or more in the fourth quarter of a playoff game. In 2018, they beat the Heat 32-14 in the fourth quarter of their 128-108 win at Miami.

MOUNT THE DEFENSE: The 76ers held the Heat to 17 points in each of the first two quarters. The only other time the 76ers have held a team to 17 points or less in the first and second quarters of a playoff game since the franchise left Syracuse before the 1963 season was in 1999, when they beat the Magic 23-15 in the first quarter and were outscored 16-11 in the second quarter of Game 2 of their first-round series. The 76ers lost despite just 31 points in the first half.

DOUBLE PITCHER: The 76ers and Heat combined for a combined 75 points in the 1st half, the fewest in any 76ers playoff game since a 74-point first quarter against the Celtics [41-33] in Game 7 of their 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals series. The Celtics won 85-75. It was also the weakest first half of any NBA playoff game since 2016, when the Hawks and Celtics scored 71. [Hawks 43, Celtics 28] in a 1st round series game, the Hawks won 89-72.

A QUIET START: Tyrese Maxey’s scoreless first half was his first in 91 games this year. His last scoreless first half came on the last day of last season, when he had an eight-minute scoreless run in Game 7 of the 76ers’ conference semifinal loss to the Hawks. at the Wells Fargo Center. Friday’s game was the first in his career where he went 20 or more minutes in the first half without scoring. The last 76er with a streak of 20 minutes or more in the playoffs without a 1st half goal was Dikembe Mutombo, who was scoreless in 21 minutes in the 76ers’ loss to the Bucks in Game 6 of their Premier League Final. 2001 Eastern Conference. He didn’t make a field goal with 2:42 left in the third quarter, then scored 21 in the next 14:42.

A FAMILIAR FACE: Jimmy Butler’s 31 points are the most against the 76ers in a playoff game by a former 76er. The previous high was Derrick Coleman’s 29 points for the Hornets in their 108-98 win over the 76ers in Game 2 of their first-round series in 2000. Coleman had spent the 1996 and 1997 seasons with the 76ers and he is returned to the Sixers in 2002 for three more seasons.

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