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Wednesday, December 26th (All times eastern)

Miami Heat (8-20) at Philadelphia 76ers (11-16), 6 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Miami Heat wrap up a brief two-game road trip when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the Wachovia Center.

Miami is off to a miserable 8-20 start this season, and suffered a 96-82 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Dwyane Wade led the way with 22 points and eight assists for the Heat, who had a three-game Christmas Day win streak come to an end.

Ricky Davis scored 15 points and Shaquille O'Neal ended with 13 and nine boards before sitting out the final 6:57 with five personal fouls. The Heat have dropped 10 of their last 14 games and are 4-11 as the guest in 2007-08.

Meanwhile, the 76ers will try to stay on the winning track when they host the Heat on Wednesday. Philadelphia ended a two-game slide and won for the sixth time in nine tries with Saturday's 99-97 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum.

Andre Iguodala buried a jump shot as time expired to lead the Sixers to victory. He registered 23 points and Andre Miller led the way with 29 points for the Sixers, who will work on their 6-9 home mark tonight. Kyle Korver had 14 points and Samuel Dalembert ended with nine and a game-best 14 rebounds.

In injury news for Philly, guards Willie Green (strained left hip) and Louis Williams (sore right big toe) are questionable, while forward Reggie Evans (sprained right rotator cuff) is also questionable.

Philadelphia went 3-1 against the Heat last season and has won two straight and three of the last four matchups in the series.

Miami has lost two in a row, eight of nine and 12 of its last 14 trips to the City of Brotherly Love.

12/26 10:54:09 ET


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