The Philadelphia 76ers fell just short against the Miami Heat on the road Tuesday night. They took a three-point lead into halftime, but ultimately Miami proved to be too much. The Heat started the second half with a 12-1 run to take a 63-55 lead with 8:33 to go in the third quarter. The Sixers would move back to within four points, but could not regain the lead again on the night.
Evan Turner started and turned in an excellent performance, leading the team with 26 points and eight rebounds. He went 12-for-19 from the field, helping Philadelphia shoot 45.8 percent from the field on the night. Lou Williams scored 18 but was much less efficient, going 6-for-17 from the floor.
LeBron James led all scorers with 41 points, 23 of which came in the second half. He helped the Heat to a big advantage from the free throw line, going making 10-of-13 from the stripe. Miami went 26-for-32 as a team. Mario Chalmers also chipped in 19 points, seven of which came in the third quarter.
The New York Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, and remain 2 ½ games behind the Sixers in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia fell behind another half game behind the Boston Celtics as they try to regain control of the Atlantic Division with 13 games left to play.