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Heat buries Philly for 2-0 series advantage
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Miami Heats Dwyane Wade (3) brings the ball down the court during the first quarter of Game 2 of a first-round NBA playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday in Miami. - photo by AP Photo

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James outscored Philadelphia’s entire starting five in the first half by himself.
So did Chris Bosh.
So did Dwyane Wade.
And that pretty much tells the tale of a night the 76ers would rather forget.
No comeback required for the Miami Heat this time — they went wire-to-wire on the lead, and moved two wins from advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
James scored 29 points, Bosh had his second straight double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Miami took a 2-0 series lead with a 94-73 victory over the abysmally shooting 76ers on Monday night.
Showing no signs of the migraine that he battled Sunday, Wade scored 14 points for Miami, now 17-3 in its last 20 games and halfway to winning its first playoff series since the 2006 conference finals.
“Our energy tonight was much better,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, “from beginning to end.”
Thaddeus Young scored 18 points and Evan Turner added 15 for the 76ers, whose starters were outscored 76-29 by the Heat’s first-string. Philadelphia shot 34 percent for the game, and after getting 42 points in the paint in Game 1, were held to 24 in that department Monday.
The 76ers find themselves needing to buck some serious history. Miami has never lost a series after winning the first two games (6-0), and the Philadelphia franchise is winless in 16 tries after falling into an 0-2 postseason hole. And then there’s this — only 14 teams have won after losing the first two games of a best-of-seven NBA series.
Wade played 34 minutes, despite spending Sunday bedridden in a darkened room fighting off a migraine that he likened to a “nightmare.” He had no outward ill effects, shooting 4 for 11 with six rebounds.
Instead, it’s the 76ers who spent much of Monday looking pained.
“He controlled the game,” James said of Wade. “He had two people on him so he just got off the ball and let other guys make things happen and it’s good to have him on the court than in a suit.”
Game 3 is Thursday night in Philadelphia.
“We know this team is going to have a lot of energy when we go back to Philly,” Bosh said. “We’re going to have to keep that in mind and get off to another great start.”
Philadelphia shot only 26 percent in the first half, a record for a Heat playoff opponent. The 76ers’ starters were outscored 41-9 in the opening 24 minutes, and unlike their last two meetings, never put a scare into Miami. Philadelphia had a 16-point lead in the teams’ final regular-season matchup, a 14-point lead in Game 1, but simply couldn’t get rolling Monday.
The 76ers didn’t even have a starter reach double figures until 3:49 remained in the third quarter, when Jrue Holiday made a 3-pointer to get to 10 points. By then, James had 23, Bosh had 15 and Wade 12 — and the Heat led 68-50.
The margin kept growing from there, all the way to 28 at one point. A clearly frustrated Philadelphia coach Doug Collins got a technical with 1:56 left and the game decided, the Heat holding a 91-67 lead.