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Dwyane Wade Credits Kevin Hart's Trash-Talk for Game 2 Performance

Dwyane Wade Credits Kevin Hart's Trash-Talk for Game 2 Performance

It's a play on an National Basketball Association cliché, "Father Time is undefeated", that the 36-year-old Miami Heat guard is rejecting with throwback performances like the one he enjoyed in Monday's Game 2 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

After the game, Dwyane Wade, who poured in a game-high 28 points, made it clear that Kevin Hart's trash talk was a major source of motivation. Game 3 is set for Thursday night.

So just like that, this series is tied.

The seven-footer was forced to the bench Monday while he recovers from an orbital fracture.

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But having been kept out of the second clash with the Heat in a matter of days, the 24-year-old took to social media to lash out as he wrote a foul-mouthed post on his Instagram account.

"F****** sick and exhausted of being babied", Embiid posted on his Instagram story.

The Sixers were 11-8 without Embiid this season, including eight consecutive wins to end the season without the help of the All-Star. But above all else, he knows his role at this point in his career. "He wants to play in front of the fans, and he wants to see this through", Brown said post-game. I respect his frustration. "It's born out of competitiveness, and it's born out of him wanting to be with his team". So the medical side, the different reasons, I'm not going to go there.

I can understand him feeling that way. "That type of flavor more than anything". "It's not always supposed to be that", Wade told ESPN after the game. "But we'll learn more over the next 48 hours I suspect". Privately, he's not. Well, it's public now.Embiid posted a blank photo on Instagram during Brown's press conference that read "F-ing sick and exhausted of being babied."How has Sixers' Markelle Fultz remained positive amidst chaos?The message was relayed to Brown.The Sixers coach didn't mind it."He just wants to play basketball".