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Heat rally late to defeat winless Sixers 96-91

Heat rally late to defeat winless Sixers 96-91

For the most part, it was ugly for the Miami Heat.

Thankfully, the Philadelphia 76ers were even more unsightly.

In a game that won't be part of any NBA highlight packages, the Heat outlasted the winless 76ers 96-91 Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena. They won despite one of the worst performances of the season, especially on the offensive end. It came against the perfect opponent, with the Sixers falling to 0-14. They have lost 24 straight games, dating to last season.

"This is not how as a coach you design it," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "… Our most passionate basketball was the fourth quarter, particularly on the defensive end."