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Sixers’ Tobias Harris questionable to play vs. Heat

Sixers, Tobias Harris, Heat

The Sixers are listing small forward Tobias Harris as questionable to play against the Miami Heat on Saturday in South Beach.

The Sixers say Harris is dealing with right hip soreness. Philly played on Friday against the Orlando Magic and lost. Harris played 36 minutes and finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. The Sixers lost by a final score of 98-97:

The Sixers are 23-11 on the season, good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. They are 1-1 against the Heat.

Tobias Harris is averaging 19.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Sixers. The 27-year-old is shooting 49.2 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Harris signed the richest deal in Sixers franchise history this past summer. The swingman will make over $180 million in the next five years. While Joel Embiid is the best player in Philly, opposing teams can double-team him in the post late in the game. The Sixers might have to rely on Harris to be their closer as a result since Jimmy Butler is no longer on the squad.

Most pundits have Philly meeting the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, although the Heat and Boston Celtics figure to have something to say about that when it’s all said and done.