Dario Saric calls chance to close out Heat a ‘golden opportunity’
Dario Saric is only a game away from moving onto the Eastern Conference semifinals, as the Philadelphia 76ers boast a 3-1 lead on the Miami Heat with a chance to put the finishing touches on the series tonight in his own home court.
The Croatian forward called this a “golden opportunity” to make this series a wrap with the home crowd at the Wells Fargo Center behind them, according to Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com.
Marco Belinelli, who has enjoyed a great series thus far, knows just lies ahead of tonight’s tilt — a team desperate to keep their postseason hopes alive.
“It’s going to be another war,” said Belinelli “We have to take care of business.”
The Sixers were able to grind a 106-102 Game 4 win over then Heat on Saturday, by far the closest of the four games between these two teams.
An opportunity like this is irreplaceable, given that their next home court advantage would a never-wracking Game 7 — which could prove a lot to muster for a young team.
Having Joel Embiid back and gearing into his former self should prove a great help. The big man struggled in Game 4, shooting 2-of-11 from the floor and 0-for-4 from deep, but still made his contributions felt with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocks, as the Sixers had seven players in double-figures, including the entire starting lineup.