Embiid scores 23 in return as 76ers top Heat for 2-1 series lead
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Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask. It didn't slow him down.

Embiid's playoff debut was a smashing success for Philadelphia. The All-Star center returned from a 10-game absence and scored 23 points, including a personal 7-0 run down the stretch that iced matters, and the 76ers reclaimed control of their Eastern Conference first-round series by topping the Heat 128-108 on Thursday night in Miami.

The 76ers outscored the Heat 32-14 in the fourth quarter to...


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